A study of the 16th Street corridor confirms what bus riders have known all along: Buses move slowly, their arrival times are way off, and when they finally show up, it's often all at once. The good news is that as DDOT collects data to assess the problems plaguing one of the city's busiest corridors, it's also generating possible solutions.
Metrobus riders oppose the elimination of the only bus connecting the District to Dulles airport.
Buses in downtown D.C. will be detoured. Some in upper Northwest and Northeast will be redirected to Metrorail stations. Some routes will be canceled.
Metro is preparing for a “large-scale” event similar to Inauguration Day.
The Metro board couldn't agree on who should pay for the route. Now the only bus link between D.C. and Dulles could be eliminated.
The agency is holding community meetings this month and a public hearing on Sept. 17.
The union that represents Metro employees also wrote about a "weekend Metro bus hijacking," but it was not clear when or where a bus was hijacked.
An earlier plan kept buses off the $1.3 billion resort that is slated to open next year. MGM said it has worked out a deal with Metro for a bus stop on site, but Metro said a second, outbound stop is also needed.
The effort is partly a response to a recent federal report blasting Metro for "not adequately" addressing the rising number of assaults by passengers on bus drivers.
No one was injured.