16th Street NW Bus Lanes

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Improving bus service on 16th Street NW – one of the region’s busiest routes – has been under study for some time. Half of all travelers on 16th Street during rush hour ride the bus, yet buses are constantly overcrowded, delayed, and bunched together, making for an unpredictable and often-delayed ride.

From petition drives to public testimony to policy expertise, CSG and other community members have pushed to implement a dedicated rush hour bus lane for the last six years – and won! These bus lanes are currently under construction. Since we won the 16th Street campaign, DC has launched a Bus Priority Program to accelerate implementation of bus lanes and other improvements to make buses faster and more reliable.  For the most up to date information on the project’s progress, go to the DDOT project website here.


Latest Happenings

More bus service may come to 16th Street's southern half

More bus service may come to 16th Street’s southern half

WMATA might beef up service on the busy 16th Street (S) line with a bus starting in Columbia Heights, where existing S buses often become too full to pick up passengers. That was one of the options WMATA and DDOT bus planners discussed with riders at a meeting last Monday.

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