Establish Bus Priority Lanes on RI Ave During Metro Closure
From July 21 to September 3 the Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland Metro stations will be completely closed. Residents from the surrounding community rely on Metro to get to work, school, and fun. This unfortunate situation is an opportunity to explore a "pop-up" bus priority lane westbound in the morning and eastbound in the evening to give public transit commuters priority and speed the bus trips that will replace normal metro trips. This solution has been proven to work around the world and most recently along Georgia Ave in DC.
ANC5E passed a resolution on January 16, 2018 advocating the use of pop-up bus lanes during any Metro closures. By emailing Paul Wiedefeld, the GM of WMATA, Jeff Marootian, the Director of DDOT, and Councilmember Jack Evans, the Chair of the WMATA Board of Directors, we can put this issue at the forefront now and prepare for the summer closure.