As reported by GGW, WMATA is now considering some changes to a host of bus lines. Metro is characterizing the changes as “adjustments” but in many cases a better description would be “cuts”. And some of those cuts will fall on Georgetown bus riders. But some proposed changes may actually benefit them.
First the bad: Metro wants to cut back weekend late night service on the D2 (Glover Park-Dupont) and the G2 (GU-Howard U). From Metro’s memo, what qualifies as “late night” is not specified. But GM hopes it is after midnight, at least.
Also on the bad side: Metro wants to extend the headways (i.e. the wait between buses) on the morning D1 route (Glover Park-Fed Triangle) from 8 to 10 minutes.
On the plus side: Metro wants to decrease the morning headway for the D6 (Sibley Hospital to RFK) from 10 to 8 minutes. Through Georgetown, the D6 and the D1 have almost the same route, so the changes to the D1 and the D6 should mostly offset.
So in the end: unless you’re riding late on a weekend, the only difference you should see is slightly more D6s and slightly fewer D1s in the morning. No changes are planned for the 30 series routes or the Circulator.