Save Our Buses

ALERT:  WMATA PROPOSES SERVICE CHANGES AND CUTS TO D1, D2, 30S, 30N and 37 BUS SERVICE

Unless we make our voices heard, Metro’s proposed bus service changes will go into effect on JULY 1.

ANC 3B Fact Sheet on Proposed Metrobus Route Changes

WMATA Public Comment Period Is OPEN:  The public comment period is open until Monday, March 2nd at 5 pm:  Information on Proposed Fare and Service Changes and Link to Provide Comments.  Please note that comments that are e-mailed directly to the WMATA board of directors WILL NOT be considered as part of the public record.  Please use the link provided above.

You can submit comments in person at the February 26 public hearing (details below) and/or:

  • By mail to the Office of the Board Secretary. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 600 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.
  • Online.  You will have three options on the opening page:  (a) take a survey and provide comments, (b) provide written comments only and (c) upload a document only

All comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020.

NOTE:  Any comments sent to WMATA prior to the opening of the comment period will NOT be included in the public record.  If you submitted comments prior to the opening of the comment period, please re-submit them either by mail or online as outlined above.

NEXT IMPORTANT DATE:

  • Public Hearing for WMATA Proposals in Washington, DC:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Metro Headquarters Building (first floor)

600 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Open House: 4 pm to talk to WMATA staff, get information and ask questions

Public Hearing before WMATA Board: 4:30 pm

There is no advance registration to testify; sign-ups to speak will be taken in person between 4 and 9 pm outside the WMATA Board meeting room (first floor, left side of lobby)

PROPOSED CHANGES TO ROUTES AFFECTING GLOVER PARK AND CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS:

  • 30N, 30S Friendship Heights-Southeast.  All bus runs would be replaced by added buses on31 and 33 along Wisconsin Avenue and on the 32 and 36 between the area around the National Mall and points on Pennsylvania Ave SE.  Service would be added to routes 31, 32, 33 and 36. [PProposed New Route Map]
  • 37 limited stop MetroExtra one-way rush hour service between Friendship Heights and Archives (via Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues) would be eliminated.
  • D2 Glover Park-Dupont Circle and G2 P Street-LeDroit Park.  Combine Routes D2 and G2 to operate one route between Glover Park and LeDroit Park via Dupont Circle . [Proposed New Route Map]
  • D1 Glover Park-Franklin Square weekday one-way rush hour service is proposed for elimination
  • WMATA Overview Map of All Proposed Changes
These routes are the only public transportation to downtown and NW/SE for residents, schools and businesses of Glover Park.  These proposed cuts could not only negatively impact commuters but also students who can’t get to schools without the buses, workers who can’t get to jobs in Glover Park without the buses, seniors and others who can’t get to doctors and shopping, and caregivers who can’t get to their clients. Without public transportation the neighborhood’s competitiveness and livability are at risk.
Attend Meetings and Make Your Voices Heard!
  • WMATA Board to release its proposed “docket” (description of proposed fare and service changes as part of the FY 2021 budget) on Monday January 13; LINK TO DOCKET: https://www.wmata.com/about/calendar/events/Finance-and-Capital-Committee-January-16-2020.cfm#main-content
  • WMATA Board to meet on afternoon of Thursday January 16 to finalize the docket (possibly with changes), open a public comment period shortly after 1 pm and set a public hearing date (TBD).  Metro Headquarters Building, 600 5th St., NW
  • WMATA representatives have been invited to attend ANC 3B meeting on Thursday February 13 at Stoddert Elementary School and Glover Park Community Center at 7 pm.  WMATA has cancelled their attendance at all public meetings and will not be attending the ANC 3B meeting.   See Brian Turmail’s (ANC 3B Chair) message to the community.
  • ANC 3B is requesting that WMATA hold a public community meeting during the comment period about the proposed changes and cuts and to bring together all the neighborhoods affected by the proposals.  Request Made.  WMATA will not be holding any public meetings on the proposed changes.
  • WMATA Public Hearing on Proposed Changes and Cuts will be held on Wednesday, February 26th at 4:30 pm at Metro Headquarters Building, 600 5th St., NW with an open house starting at 4 pm.

 

Contact WMATA!

  • Twitter: @wmata
    Instagram: @metroforward
  • Suggested hashtags:  #metrobackward #keepgloverparkbuses #saveourbuses
  • The public comment period is open from February 8-March 2nd at 5 pm! Information on Proposed Fare and Service Changes and Link to Provide Comments
    • SUBMITTING COMMENTS DURING THE COMMENT PERIOD IS CRITICAL.  Please be specific.  Include your name, address, what bus(es) you take, what stop you use, where you are going to/coming from and the time(s) of day. (Note:  Comments Received Outside the Public Comment Period or e-mailed directly to the WMATA Board of Directors will not be included in the public record.)

Sign a Petition!

You can sign citizen petitions opposing cuts and service change in Metrobus service in our area:

Petition for the 30 buses: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-bus-service-on-wisconsin-avenue
Petition for D1 and D2 buses: https://e-activist.com/page/53333/action/1?locale=en-US

Let People Know About WMATA’s Proposals!

  • Elisabeth Poteat is spearheading an effort to inform local schools and businesses as well as residents about proposed changes.  Please e-mail her at elisabethpoteat@gmail.com to find out how you can help.
  • Put up flyers in your building, at your bus stop and/or on your street to share the latest information.
  • E-mail your neighbors to let them know the proposed changes.