Some Metrobus riders may have to adjust their commutes in the coming months under a series of proposed service changes Metro is currently considering. The potential changes involve eliminating certain routes and boosting the frequency of service along other routes.
In a release, Metro says “the proposed package would adjust 10 routes based on ridership levels, modify schedules in response to traffic conditions and restructure some routes to improve service for customers while remaining cost-neutral.” The routes are located across the District, Maryland, and Virginia. They are the 42, 43, 74, S2, S4, S9, B29, 7F, 3Y, and 7Y.
Below are the floated changes, per Metro. Public comments are open until 5 p.m. October 7.
“District of Columbia
42, 43: Restructure: convert some 42 trips to 43 trips between Gallery Place/Metro Center and Mt. Pleasant during non-rush hour periods
74: Extend to Buzzard Point; reduce frequency and hours of service
S2, S4, S9: Restructure: convert all S4 trips to S2 and S9 trips; increase S9 frequency and hours of service
B29: Eliminate service between Crofton and Bowie; add trips between New Carrollton and Bowie
7F: Convert all trips to 7A
3Y: Increase service by adding three morning and three afternoon trips to the schedule.
7Y: Restructure: change afternoon peak service to serve northbound Eads Street between 15th Street and Army Navy Drive.”