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Overhaul of D.C. Region Bus Systems Coming Soon

The complicated process of redesigning the numerous bus systems operating in and around Washington, D.C. is expected to yield a draft plan in March of this year.
February 12, 2019, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Max Smith reports that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) is approaching the completion of a draft plan to redesign the bus systems operating in the D.C. region.

"The project is being run by Metro, but considers the other major bus services in the region — Fairfax Connector, RideOn, TheBus, CUE, DASH and ART," explains Smith.

The Bus Transformation Project’s Executive Steering Committee is expected to release its draft outline, the result of the second phase of the system redesign process, this March or April.

"Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld expects to include at least some of the changes proposed in the plan in the budget he will propose next fall, meaning those changes would actually begin July 1, 2020," according to Smith.

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Published on Friday, January 25, 2019 in WTOP
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