Improving Public Transit in DC

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16th Street will get another bus upgrade, but only a dedicated lane will really fix it

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Metro has added more buses to the 16th Street "S" line, but ridership just keeps rising, the buses are crowded, and they're seriously bunching. A dedicated lane is the best solution, say WMATA planners, but in the meantime, they're going to add articulated (or "accordion") buses along the congested corridor.
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Better DC Buses: What does it take?

Better DC Buses: What does it take?

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New and innovative bus service has offered a better ride on DC buses, but many more improvements, like the 16th Street rush hour bus lanes, are still pending. Improving bus service is of vital importance to DC residents, since they rely more on riding the bus than on Metro. Traffic
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Takoma Metro Development Set for Approval, Despite Cross-Border Opposition

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Nearly every new development project that's taller than most of the surrounding neighborhood raises a few hackles among locals. Less common is one that arouses opposition across state lanes. Tomorrow, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board will vote on plans for an apartment building at the Takoma Metro station.
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Testimony: Takoma Metro Redevelopment

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Please accept these comments, reiterating our support on behalf of the Coalition for Smarter Growth. The Coalition for Smarter Growth is the leading organization in the Washington, D.C. region dedicated to making the case for smart growth. Our mission is to promote walkable, inclusive, and transit-oriented communities, and the land use and transportation policies and investments needed to make those communities flourish.
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Transit advocate backs bus-only lane as traffic solution for D.C.’s busy 16th Street route

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A prominent advocacy group for smart growth and transit challenges the views that a letter-writer and I expressed about the future of bus service on one of the District’s busiest commuter routes. Dear Dr. Gridlock: Sixteenth Street buses are squeezing out all the capacity they can under current conditions. There’s no more
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