Metro is once again closing the Brookland and Rhode Island Avenue stops this summer for 45 days from July 21-September 3. WMATA and DDOT leadership should use this opportunity to create a temporary bus lane between Rhode Island Avenue to the Shaw Metro stops.
Here's a chance to be proactive about the future of transit in our city. The Red Line closure is going to hurt transit commuters. Why not test out a way to make buses better during this period?
Rhode Island Avenue is six lanes wide and has no parking in the far lane during rush hour. Putting up temporary bus lanes during the shutdown would have minimal cost for Metro and provide a tangible benefit both for existing bus riders and those who start using the bus due to the shutdown.
Tell WMATA, DDOT and city leaders today: Let’s not waste this opportunity.
Do you live along this route, or near the Red Line stops that will be closing? Take the extra step and send an email to officials asking for these lanes.
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