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That’s It For D Series Changes

Last week GM detailed some changes to the D Series bus schedule. One thing that confused him was that WMATA had been contemplating changes for the D Series for quite some time. Yet the changes announced last week appeared to be part of a systemic not targeted change. The website for the D Series study is now essentially wiped of all mention of the D Series Study.

GM reached out to WMATA and got confirmation that the changes announced last week are indeed the end result of this year’s study. Following his inquiry a press release was issued clarifying the matter.

This is a little odd since the changes announced last week only partially resemble the changes considered last winter. Here’s how the two plans break-down:

The Original Plan:

  • Extend the D2 to Union Station (this was pulled from consideration last March)
  • Cut the D6 up into two pieces, with every third westbound D6 ending at Dupont
  • Extend the D4 all the way from Ivy City to Sibley
  • Small rerouting fixes

The Plan Announced Last Week

  • Keep D2 the same, but stop the D1 at Federal Triangle
  • Introduce two short trip D6 routes that split the overall route at Farragut
  • The D3 no longer will go to Georgetown (it’s a reverse commuter route that primarily is designed to serve DCPS students), it will stop at Dupont
  • The D4 will not reach Georgetown; it will end at Franklin Square
  • D5 will extend its nighttime hours. WMATA is a little tricky about describing this. In the release they describe it as “Two additional westbound buses will be scheduled to depart at 3:20 and 6:55 p.m. from Farragut Square.” That would sound like they’ve added two new buses to the schedule. In fact they only added one more bus; they extended the schedule a little further more by extending the headways (i.e. the wait between buses).
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Summary of D Series Community Meeting

D Series Changes Coming

Last night was the second of the community meetings with WMATA over possible changes to the D Series lines. For a review, check this out. The consultants got an earful about some changes, and it’s pretty clear the next proposal will be different. Check it out after the jump:

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Reminder: D Series Meeting Tonight

There will be a meeting at the Pallisades Public Library (at 4901 V. Street) tonight at 6:30 to discuss the initial recommendations of the D Series study. There are some pretty radical proposals in there and GM recommends anyone who regularly rides the D2 or D6 to attend.

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Possible Changes to the D Series Announced

The D2

As discussed here, WMATA is considering changes to the D Series. After a series of meetings the consultants have come up with some initial recommendations. Some of them are quite radical and quite different than GM expected. Find out what they are after the jump:

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Changes Coming to the D Series?

Something similar in the works for the D Series?

Something similar in the works for the D Series?

 

As was announced a while back, WMATA is currently conducting a study on the D Series bus lines. For Georgetowners that most likely means the D1, D2, D3, D5, and D6. We’ve seen similar studies like this before. Just a few years ago, a study like this turned into the new “improved” 30 Series bus lines. Many Georgetowners now know that we got the short end of the stick with those changes. Therefore, Georgetown users of the D Series should be all the more engaged with WMATA during the study to ensure no more “improvement” service cuts.

How did Georgetown get the short end of the stick with the 30 Series and what that might mean for the D Series, after the jump:

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