Metro proposes changes to some Virginia bus routes

If you ride one of the Metrobus routes listed below, take heed. Some changes are being proposed.

  • Pentagon City Modifications: 7A, 7F, 22A
  • Columbia Pike: 16A, 16B, 16G, 16H, 16J, 16K, 16P
  • Other Service Extensions or Additions: 4B, 11Y, 29K, 29N
  • Other Service Modifications: Metroway
  • Other Service Reductions or Eliminations: 4A, 10E, 22B

Proposals being considered include plans to restructure service along Columbia Pike in Virginia with additional limited-stop service in Arlington County, extend service on the BWI Airport Express route to Arundel Mills Mall in Maryland, and extend service to accommodate new Wharf development in the District of Columbia. Other changes are being reviewed, as well.

The proposed changes will be based on input from customers and local governments, and an analysis of on-time performance, ridership, corridor studies and cost efficiency.

Want more detailed information?

You can read about the specific details for each of the proposed changes in Virginia, the reasons they’re being considered and the potential cost/revenue impacts here.

Want to share your opinion with Metro?

You can have a say about all of these proposals by doing one of several things:

  • Complete an online survey.
  • Fill out a paper survey and drop it in collection boxes located near the faregates at Metrorail stations closest to the impacted routes. There is no need to take multiple surveys.
  • Provide feedback to outreach staff September 6 – September 21, at designated times and locations on-board buses or at Metrorail stations.
  • Attend an open house Tuesday, September 26, 2017, beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by a public hearing from 6 – 7 p.m. Speaker registration is onsite only.
    Metro Headquarters Building
    600 Fifth St. NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    (via Metrorail: Gallery Place or Judiciary Square)

The deadline for providing your feedback is 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017

Your input will be given to Metro’s Board of Directors for their consideration before any changes are approved. Any Board-approved service changes would begin within the next year.




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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.