The State of the D.C. Region's Bus Network

The Bus Transformation Project recently released its findings on the state of bus transit in the Washington, D.C. region.
December 10, 2018, 2pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Earlier this year, participants in the Bus Transformation Project, a regional consensus-building exercise led by [Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority], came together to study the region's bus network," according to an article by Travis Maiers.

Now, Maiers reports, a report on the region's bus system has been released in connection with the Bus Transformation Project. "This analysis looked at four main points: customer expectations and demands; regional coordination and current funding formulas; the role technology plays; and financial stability moving forward." The report stops short of making specific policy recommendations, but provides the information for future decision making processes.

Among the key findings of the report: bus users tend to be racially diverse and transit dependent, three-quarters of the region's low-income households have access to good bus service, and access to jobs on bus transit less complete in the suburbs.

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Published on Monday, December 10, 2018 in Greater Greater Washington
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