Some significant changes for bus riders begin Sunday and Monday, including a new Front Royal commuter bus, an overhaul of DC Circulator routes, and changes for a number of Metrobus services across the region.
DDOT has proposed the first phase of major service changes to DC Circulator under a long-term Transit Development Plan that include overhauls of two routes and some additional service.
After years of problems with bus maintenance that have led to longer waits for riders, DC Circulator this week rolls out the first wave of new buses that District leaders said will lead to better service.
The union that represents DC Circulator drivers and Metro workers released a report that claims Circulator — the privatized bus service — siphons taxpayer money and resources away from Metro and benefits largely white, wealthier neighborhoods at the expense of black, less affluent residents.
A number of DC Circulator buses have been on the roads with expired registrations and insurance cards this week. A union representing bus drivers says the company that runs the Circulator buses sent drivers home without pay for refusing to drive the buses with expired insurance registrations.
Nationals fans might be worried about how they’ll get home after Game 5 Thursday night should the game end after Metro closes for the night. Here are several alternate travel options.
On Friday afternoon, the Washington Nationals face the Los Angeles Dodgers in a playoff game at Nationals Park, and some workers may be getting an early start on the holiday weekend.
D.C. Circulator buses have fewer major safety problems than they did a year ago, but District leaders say there is still a long way to go.
A follow-up released Friday to a scathing safety audit of the DC Circulator first obtained by WTOP finds progress is being made on safety-critical issues, but many still remain.
DC Circulator bus drivers say that safety problems uncovered during an audit last August continue but the transit service’s private operator says that many of the problems have been addressed and they haven taken steps to correct the problems uncovered.
Ninety-five percent of DC Circulator buses inspected by an outside firm had at least one safety problem so significant they should have been pulled from service, according to an audit obtained exclusively by WTOP.
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