WMATA Holds Hearings on New Tenleytown Route

Metrobus_Orion_VIAs the Washington Post reported on Monday, WMATA is convening public hearings to solicit feedback on proposed revisions to select Metrobus routes, including the 96 route that runs through Tenleytown.

WMATA proposes to create a new 98 route that would run from the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station to the U Street Metro Station, along the current 96 route. The revised 96 bus route would begin at U Street and travel to the Capitol Heights Station. 

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Map of proposed new 98 and 96 bus routes via WMATA.

Under the goal of improving service, WMATA intends for buses along the 98 route to run every 20 minutes during peak hours and every 30 minutes during off peak hours.

Hearings on the new routes began on Monday, September 15 and Tuesday, September 16. Four more hearings will be held between now and October 2, 2014:

Monday, September 22, 2014
Fairlington Community Center
3308 S Stafford St
Arlington, VA
Monday, September 29, 2014
College Park City Hall
4500 Knox Rd
College Park, MD
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Westwood College – Annandale Campus
7619 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library
3935 Benning Rd, NE
Washington, DC

Each hearing begins at 6:30 p.m. and is preceded by a half hour information session. If residents wish to provide comment on the proposed changes, they can submit their name, organizational affiliation (if applicable), and date of hearing to [email protected].

Additional information on the hearings can be found on the official notice from WMATA.

Photo credit: Ben Schumin