Bus stop changes, safety and customer improvements on eight Metrobus routes

    In case you missed it, beginning 09/24 Metrobus implemented service adjustments to eight routes in order to improve safety, reliability, and the customer experience and provide better bus service.

    In Virginia, new stops were added on the 11Y in Old Town Alexandria to give customers more options and convenience, while bus bay changes for the B21, B22 routes at the Bowie Park & Ride in Maryland will improve operations and safety for customers.

    Customers are advised the S2 and S9 routes will remain on temporary detour due to a roadway safety project at K and 16th streets NW until approximately October. Once the project is complete, the S2 and S9 will resume their normal routing. Signage will be posted at effective bus stops with detour information and alternate bus stop locations.

    Service changes will be implemented on the following routes:

    DC: B2, H2, H4, S2*, S9*

    Maryland: B21, B22

    Virginia: 11Y

    *Changes expected to be implemented around October


    District of Columbia

    B2 Bladensburg Road-Anacostia
    The departure of two afternoon trips will be adjusted to respond to ridership and Eastern High School dismissal:

    The northbound trip departing Pennsylvania Avenue & Potomac Avenue SE (Potomac Avenue Station) will change from 3:28 p.m. to 3:33 p.m.
    The southbound trip departing Eastern High School will change from 3:35 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.
    H2, H4 Crosstown

    Bus stops at Porter Street & Williamsburg Lane NW (stop IDs 1002180 and 1002181) will be eliminated. Customers should use adjacent stops:

    Eastbound to Brookland: 2500 Porter Street NW, stop ID 1002196
    Westbound to Tenleytown: 2501 Porter Street NW, stop ID 1002198
    S2 16th Street

    S9 16th Street Limited

    Until approximately October, buses will remain on the current route via 15th and M streets NW as the District Department of Transportation completes a roadway safety project at 16th & K streets NW.

    When the roadway safety project is complete and the route changes to operate via K and 16th streets NW, buses will serve the following permanent stops:

    Westbound K Street & 15th Street NW, stop ID 1001244 (S2, S9)
    Northbound 16th Street & L Street NW, stop ID 1002911 (S2 only)
    Northbound 16th Street & M Street NW, stop ID 1001325 (S2, S9)
    Moovit will show northbound service to Silver Spring using K Street to 16th Street NW in downtown DC. Signs will be posted at affected bus stops to inform customers ahead of this change.


    B21, B22 Bowie State University

    At Bowie Park & Ride, eastbound buses to Bowie State University and westbound buses to New Carrollton will serve Bay B, stop ID 3002978.


    11Y Mt. Vernon Express

    In Old Town Alexandria, bus stop locations will change along Washington Street at King Street. Route 11Y will share existing stops served by routes 10A and 10B, improving service for customers who can use any route as part of their trip:

    Northbound to Potomac Park: Washington Street south of King Street, stop ID 4000025 (existing 10A, 10B stop)
    Southbound to Mt. Vernon: Washington Street north of King Street, stop ID 4000027 (existing 10A, 10B stop)