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Dedicated Bus Lanes Open on Crowded D.C. Corridor
Luz Lazo breaks the news of new dedicated bus lanes on Georgia Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. The operation and enforcement of the lanes began yesterday, Monday, April 11, according to a post on the District Department of Transportation blog set up specifically for this project.
"Although it’s a short third-of-a-mile stretch of transit lane, officials say it should help speed up bus travel in what currently is a clogged portion of the route served by Metrobus routes 70 and 79," writes Lazo.
"The bus lanes pilot on Georgia Avenue answers growing calls for prioritizing bus travel in some of the region’s busiest corridors where buses carry a substantial number of commuters yet are often stuck behind the general traffic," adds Lazo.
For additional coverage on the new dedicated bus lanes, see an article for DCist by Christina Sturdivant.
A Twitter conversation provides more context on the significance of the project.
Barry Pl. to Florida Ave., announced by DDOT in June 2015, opened 10 months later. https://t.co/PdEv1hklnB
— Market Urbanism (@MarketUrbanism) April 11, 2016
.@MarketUrbanism Calling it a bus lane & not BRT spares you the need for years of studies
— Benjamin Ross (@BenRossTransit) April 11, 2016