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