DDOT To Present Transit Development Plan for DC Circulator

10-year Plan with Recommended Changes to Existing Service and Proposed Corridors for Future Service will be Presented Thursday, March 31

DDOT will host a public meeting on Thursday, March 31 to present a comprehensive Transit Development Plan for the DC Circulator. The plan will help guide the growth of the DC Circulator over the next ten years.

Operations data and anticipated development patterns in the District were used to develop the long-term plan for the Circulator system. Based on this analysis, DDOT developed recommendations for changes to existing service and 11 corridors for potential expansion in the future.

Highlights of the Transit Development Plan include:

  • Strategic goals and objectives that will guide the development of the Circulator system, including performance measures and targets;
  • Operational profiles of the six current DC Circulator routes;
  • Preview profiles of the 11 corridors recommended for Circulator service development through 2020;
  • Proposed service changes including extended evening and weekend hours on Union Station – Navy Yard route and reduced late-night weekend hours on Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square Metro route; and
  • A proposed framework for governance and public outreach.

DDOT used a participatory public feedback process, to develop the plan. As part of that process, DDOT will be presenting the recommendations contained in the plan.

The draft plan is now posted on the DDOT and Circulator websites.

Meeting Information:

What: Public Meeting on DC Circulator Transit Development Plan
When: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 6 pm – 8 PM
Where: Capital Hilton Hotel, Ohio Room, 1001 16th Street, NW
The Capitol Hilton Hotel is in close proximity to the Farragut North Metro Station on the Red Line and the Farragut West and McPherson Square Metro Stations on the Blue/Orange Lines. It’s also accessible from several bus lines.

The DC Circulator is a partnership among DDOT, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and DC Surface Transit, Inc. Since its launch in 2005, the DC Circulator has grown substantially, now operating 49 buses on six routes and carrying nearly five million passengers a year. The DC Circulator supplements Metro’s bus and rail service and connects many of the District’s neighborhoods and activity centers. We hope to promote continued success in the District by continually evaluating the system and seeking input from the community that we serve.

Government of the District of Columbia
Department of Transportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Media Contact: John Lisle at 202-671-2004

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