Dulles-bound rides would take the Silver Line to the station at Wiehle Avenue, then switch to a bus.
The B30 bus, which takes passengers between the Greenbelt Metrorail station and BWI Marshall Airport, could include an intermediate stop at Arundel Mills Mall, perhaps boosting ridership by adding shoppers and gamblers to the mix of airport patrons.
The NH1, the bus connecting National Harbor with the Branch Avenue Metrorail station in Prince George’s County, would instead travel over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, connecting National Harbor with the King Street and Eisenhower Avenue Metrorail stations and establishing a transit link between National Harbor and Alexandria.
These changes and the others wouldn’t make the Metro budget bigger or smaller. Metrobus periodically reviews its services to put more buses where the riders are, take advantage of economic opportunities, or just adjust the schedules to the realities of traffic congestion.
Here’s a list of the proposed changes and the locations of the six hearings scheduled for the coming week.
Proposals for the District all could take effect in June.
30s routes. Wisconsin Avenue/Pennsylvania Avenue
Proposal: Improve service to Southeast Washington; break some trips in the downtown area for improved performance.
Route 5A. D.C.-Dulles International Airport
Route M2. Fairfax Village-Naylor Road
Route D6. Sibley Hospital-Stadium-Armory
Proposal: Improve performance; add more short trips.
Route E6. Chevy Chase
Proposal: The District wants to reduce the frequency and span of service.
Routes M8, M9 and W1. Congress Heights Shuttle/Bellevue-Shipley Terrace
Proposal: Eliminate M8 and M9; partially replace by W1.
Route 74. Convention Center-Southwest Waterfront
Proposal: The District wants to reduce service, including late night and weekends, and reroute the V8 bus to provide alternate service.
Route V8. Minnesota Avenue-M Street
Proposal: Reroute to replace some late-night and weekend service on Route 74; replace service between Minnesota Avenue and Deanwood.
Routes V7, 9. Minnesota Avenue-M Street
Proposal: Redirect service away from Bureau of Engraving and to Archives–Convention Center, or Potomac Avenue station.
Route U2. Minnesota Avenue-Anacostia
Proposal: Extend service to Deanwood station. Add Sunday service.
80s routes. North Capitol Street
Proposal: Cut every other trip to the Kennedy Center; terminate these trips at McPherson Square.