Friday, July 12, 2013

Evaluating the MetroBus

A set of public meetings and an online survey have been set up to gain public input for improvements to service on the 10A, B & E MetroBus lines.

Begun in May, Metro is looking to identify the strategic needs and review the capacity, productivity, reliability, and quality of the Route 10A, 10B & 10E lines with and eye toward proposing recommendations and changes that will improve service. The factors that Metro is interested in trying to improve include: reliability, frequency, crowding, travel time, bus stop amenities, and customer communications.

Metro has set up two public meetings designed to be "open house"-style. No presentations will be given. Instead, participants may arrive at any time between the start and end time of each meeting to speak directly with project team members. Citizens will get to hear about preliminary recommendations for improvements and provide input about service changes they would like to see. All members of the public are invited, and no RSVP is required.

The study team will also analyze the input it receives from rider survey respondents.

Metro plans to analyze data and the input it receives from and present a set of final recommendations to the Metro board for approval in fall of 2013.

There will be two public meetings this month for evaluation of Metrobus Routes 10A, 10B, and 10E:

Thursday, July 18
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Charles Houston Recreation Center
905 Wythe Street, Alexandria

A 5-minute walk from Braddock Road Metro; or take the 10A or 10B to Pendleton Street, get off at Patrick or Columbus Street, and walk one block north to Wythe.

Monday, July 22
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
James Duncan Branch Library
2501 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria
Convenient to both Arlandria and Del Ray; one block west of Mt. Vernon Avenue. Take the 10A, B, or E to Mt. Ida (northbound) or Uhler (southbound) and walk one block west on Uhler.

Information about the study and on the rider survey are available at WMATA's MetroBus Studies webpage.

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