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No More D3? MetroBus Service Changes Proposed

Eliminate the D3? Extend the D4 route to Kennedy Center, replacing part of the 80 bus route? More X1 and X3 buses on the route during the day?

Those are some of the proposed metro bus route changes that WMATA is considering. They will be holding public hearing number 606 on September 17, 2015 on the proposed changes. The public information session will begin at 6 pm and public hearing will be at 6:30 pm. The hearing will be held at Metro Headquarters Building 600 5th Street, NW.

The hearing is a public forum and all are invited to present their views. If you wish to speak at the hearing, please submit your name and organizational affiliation, if applicable, by email to speak@wmata.com or by phone to (202) 962-2511. You can also submit written statements by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 to writtentestimony@wmata.com.

Not ready to submit written testimony or attend the hearing? You can participate in a survey at http://www.wmata.com/betterbus. The survey opened on August 15th and will close on September 23. It includes feedback questions on the proposal and related service changes as well as demographic questions.

You can view all proposed route and tariff changes here.

Suggest a Bike Share Station

Trinidad has one Capital Bike Share (CaBi) station located outside of the Joe Cole Recreation Center to serve members in the neighborhood. Have you ever been blocked, arriving at the bike station and finding there were no docks to secure a bike? Have you ever gone to the station and found all bikes had already been checked out? Those are situations most members run into as they commute, run errands, or take out bikes for other reasons.

As more and more apartment/condo buildings continue popping up everywhere in our neighborhood with limited parking, current and new residents will need additional transportation options. The one docking station in the neighborhood may well see heavier usage. Also as new destinations open in Ivy City, it may be more convenient to bike to the gym, grocery store, or other retail outlets there.

New CaBi stations can be suggested on a crowd source map. You need to log in with a user name, email address, and zip code. You can then mark on the map where you recommend a new station be added. The more recommendations for a location may well increase the likelihood that resources be allocated there. As reported in the Washington Post on August 3rd, there will be 60 more stations coming online this fall. Log on and make your suggestions for a site near you!

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