Change is coming to the District’s Circulator bus system, as several route and bus stop shifts will arrive next month. In addition, the District Department of Transportation will host a public forum next week so riders can offer feedback on how the system runs and hear more about future plans for the system.

The Downtown Circulator bus. (Leslie E. Kossoff/Associated Press)

If you cannot attend but want to submit comments, e-mail Brooke Fossey at or go to

The coming route and schedule changes take effect on Oct. 1.

There will be additional stops on the Potomac Ave-Skyland route to serve the area around the Marbury Plaza apartments. These new stops at Good Hope Road SE and Marbury Plaza will be for travelers heading in both directions.

The Union Station-Navy Yard and Union Station-Georgetown routes will begin sharing a stop on eastbound Massachusetts Avenue NE just before E Street.

The Union Station-Georgetown route already stops there, but Union Station-Navy Yard buses will now head that way.

But riders should remember that Union Station-Georgetown buses will head from that stop to the garage for a layover, so there will be a long wait before these buses begin heading west. (To avoid the wait, head across Massachusetts Avenue and take the westbound bus to Georgetown.)

Also, Union Station-Navy Yard buses will now make a slight change in route, though this won’t impact any stops. Buses at the southern terminus of the route will now make a right from 1st Street SE to K Street SE, rather than turning onto Eye Street SE.