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E. Additional Metrobus Service Proposals

The following Metrobus service proposals are designed to meet current trends of increasing ridership and to link high-density residential areas, served directly by neither the rapid rail system nor Metrobus, with the nearest stations.

1. Extend Routes A-2 and A-4 to 11th Street and New York Avenue, N.W.

The first proposal to change Metrobus routes to coordinate
with operational Phase II of Metrorail service recommended extending
Routes A-2 and A-4 from 10th and Pennsylvania, N.W. to 12th Street.
This proposal was considered a minimum recommendation and gave
priority to rail-bus connections at the Federal Triangle Station.
Rall-bus passengers will be better served by extending Routes A-2
and A-4 to 11th and New York Avenue, N.W. since the Metro Center
Station will be served, and bus passengers can transfer directly to
either Metrorail line. Additionally, such an extension will directly
serve the F and G Street shopping district. This extension will
increase miles by approximately 0.35 miles on each round trip.
LINE: Anacostia-Congress Heights Line, Routes A1,A2,A4,A8

Routes A-2 and A-4 - Operate over regular route to 4th
Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., then westerly on
Pennsylvania Avenue, north on Ilth Street, east on New
York Avenue to terminal stand. Return via south on 10th

Street, easterly on Pennsylvania Avenue and regular route.
SERVICE: The present frequency of service on Routes A-2 and A-4 will

be maintained.

SUMMARY: This proposed extension will reduce the savings outlined

in the original proposal by one bus and by 67 miles on
weekdays, 44 miles on Saturdays and 40 miles on Sundays.

2.

Extend Route B-2 from New Hampshire and Eastern to Takoma
Park

Metrobus service is not now available along Eastern Avenue between New Hampshire Avenue and Carroll Avenue, a distance of approximately one mile. This extension of Route B-2 would provide Metrobus service to an area not now served and will be in operation before the Metrorail service is extended through Takoma Park when such service will be required.

LINE: Bladensburg Road Line, Route B-2

Route 8-2 - Potomac Avenue to Takoma Park

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SERVICE: The present frequency of service provided to Ch

be maintained on the extension to Takoma Park.

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SUMMARY: This proposed extension will reduce the savings outlined

in the original proposal by one bus and by 64 miles on

weekdays, 46 miles on Saturdays and 44 miles on Sundays. 3. Extend New Route 3-4 through Fort Stanton Park to Alabama

Avenue

The first proposal to change Metrobus routes to coordinate with operational Phase II of Metrorail service recommended separating that portion of the Bladensburg Road line south of the Potomac · Avenue Station from the main line and designating this portion of service as Route B-4. It was also recommended that Route B-3 be combined with Route B-4 during weekday rush hours. The area between 18th and Frankford Street, S.E. and Alabama Avenue is now served by five a.m. and five p.m. weekday Route vol trips. Therefore, in order to provide a viable transit service to this area of the city, it is recommended that selected trips of new Route B-4 be extended to Alabama Avenue all day on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays via the appropriate portions of Routes 8-3, B-4 and V-1 and be designated as Route 8-6.

LINE: Sousa Bridge Line, Routes 32,34,36,84,B5, B6

Route 8-6 - Potomac Avenue to Alabama and Ainger

SERVICE: It is proposed to operate a number of 8-6 trips in rush

hours equal to the present B-3 schedule, a 30-minute
midday service on weekdays and hourly service at night

and all day Saturday and Sunday. SUMMARY: This proposed extension will reduce the savings outlined

in the original proposal by one bus and by 108 miles on weekdays, 67 miles on Saturdays and 67 miles on Sundays.

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The first proposal to change Metrobus routes to coordinate with operational Phase 11 of Metrorail service recommended that a new Route 6-8 be established to operate between Union Station and the Rhode Island Avenue Station. Through extending this new route to the Hospital Center, an important link will be created between the Center and the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station. Additionally, by selecting the route through 4th Street, Edgewood Street and 7th Street to Michigan Avenue, a large apartment complex and residential neighborhood can be linked to the Rhode Island Avenue Station.

LINE:

Brentwood Road Line, Route E-8
Route E-8 - Union Station to Hospital Center

SERVICE:

It is proposed to provide the same amount of service on
the extension of Route E-8 as proposed for the original
route.

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SUMMARY: The proposed extension will add approximately six miles

to each round trip. This extension will reduce the savings outlined in the original proposal by two buses and by 348 miles on weekdays, by 270 miles on Saturdays and by 174 miles on Sundays.

5. Extend Route 34 from Naylor Gardens to Eastover

Southern Avenue has now been extended from 13th Street to 23rd Street, S.E. A bridge has been constructed over the Suitland Parkway but connecting ramps to Southern are not yet completed. It is anticipated that these ramps will be in place by the time the Phase 11 of the Metrorail system becomes operational. With the completion of these ramps, Southern Avenue will be open from Naylor Road to South Capitol Street and it will be possible to link all neighborhoods along this corridor by Metrobus. Therefore, it is proposed to extend selected trips on Route 34 to Eastover via Southern Avenue.

LINE:

Sousa Bridge Line, Routes 32,34,36,B4,B5,86
Route 34 - Potomac Avenue to Eastover

SERVICE:

It is proposed to provide a 40-minute frequency of
service between approximately 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.,
seven days per week on this route extension.

SUMMARY:

The extension of Route 34 to Eastover would reduce the savings outlined in the original proposal by one bus and by 157 miles on weekdays, Saturday and Sunday.

6. Establish a New Route to Operate Between the Southwest

Terminal and Livingston

Many requests have been received to provide all day service between down town and the Livingston area via South Capitol Street. Also, requests have been received to provide Metrobus service closer to the waterfront along Maine Avenue to serve restaurant patrons and employees. These requests can be satisfied by establishing a new route to operate from the Southwest Terminal via D Street, 12th Street, Maine Avenue, M Street and South Capitol Street to Livingston.

LINE:

South Capitol Street Line, Route A-6
Route A-6 - Southwest Terminal to Livingston via Maine Avenue

SERVICE: Revised Route A-9 service should satisfy the passenger

demand during weekday rush hours in the flow direction.
A 30-minute frequency of service is recommended at all
other times between approximately 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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SUMMARY: Since the rush hour flow direction service will be

provided by revised Route A-9, additional buses will
not be required during peak periods. However, this
new route will reduce the savings outlined in the
original proposal by approximately 275 miles on weekdays
and by 400 miles on Saturdays and Sundays.

7. Establish a New Route to Link the Potomac Avenue Station

With the Residential Area Bounded by Minnesota Avenue,
Massachusetts Avenue, Texas Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue

Requests have been received for weekday rush hour Metrobus service to the area outlined above. These requests can be satisfied by establishing a new route to serve this area over the following possible routing: Pennsylvania Avenue, Minnesota Avenue, N Street, Branch Avenue, Pope Street, Carpenter Street, Texas Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. If implemented, this new service will be designated Route 35.

LINE: Sousa Bridge Line, Routes 32,34,35,36,B4,B5, B6

Route 35 - Potomac Avenue to Texas Avenue and Carpenter Street

SERVICE:

It is proposed to operate a 30-minute frequency of service in the flow direction between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on weekdays only.

SUMMARY: This proposal will reduce the savings outlined in the

original proposal by one bus and by approximately 23
miles on weekdays only.

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ESTIMATED CHANGES IN BUSES AND MILES (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA) WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF PROPOSALS SAOWN IN SECTION E

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