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After Decades of Planning: New Life for K Street Transitway in Washington, D.C.
"In her State of the District address Monday evening, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser pledged $122 million to build the K Street Transitway," reports David Alpert.
According to Alpert, "the K Street Transitway would create dedicated middle lanes for buses on K Street NW between Mount Vernon Square and Washington Circle." The new lanes would save thousands of bus riders a lot of time crossing downtown in the nation's capital.
Planners have been working on the K Street Transitway for over a decade. Alpert also reported on the project in 2009, and this week's articles includes renderings from 2005. A streetcar has also been proposed for the same right of way. Planetizen most recently picked up news about the K Street Transitway plans in 2017, billed at the time as a streetcar extension.
Alpert concludes the article with some ideas about what to watch for to assess whether the K Street Transitway is finally out of planning purgatory.