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WMATA Proposing Changes To Bus Route 64, Public Comment Welcomed

Neighbors,

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Association (WMATA) is proposing changes to the Fort Totten Petworth Line- Route 64. Councilmember Todd will be voicing opposition to these changes and submitting a formal letter to the board.

The proposed changes are not set in stone and they need to hear from you. Two ways to make sure your voices are heard:

(1) Submit comments and participate in a survey by going to bus/.

(2) Attend the public hearing at WMATA headquarters tonight at 6:00pm

The public hearing regarding the changes to Metrobus service will be today, September 26th, at 600 Fifth Street NW, from 6:00PM to 7:00PM, or until the last speaker is heard. There is no advanced registration required to speak; residents who want to speak can do so by signing up at the beginning of the hearing.

The complete hearing announcement from WMATA can be found here: https://www.wmata.com/service/bus/upload/2018-SOGO-Docket-B17-03.pdf. Additionally, all of WMATA’s proposed bus service changes, including changes to the 64, can be found here: https://wmata.com/service/bus/upload/2018-SOGO-Docket-B17-03-DC-Maps.pdf

Route 64 proposed changes are the following:

· No longer serve 11th street between Florida Ave and Vermont Ave NW

· Shorten every other trip on weekdays, middays and evenings, Saturday and Sundays to operate between Fort Totten and Georgia Ave-Petworth Metrorail stations only.

· Non-rush hour frequency would be modified to operate approximately as follows:

The complete hearing announcement from WMATA can be found here: https://www.wmata.com/service/bus/upload/2018-SOGO-Docket-B17-03.pdf. Additionally, all of WMATA’s proposed bus service changes, including changes to the 64, can be found here: https://wmata.com/service/bus/upload/2018-SOGO-Docket-B17-03-DC-Maps.pdf.

Best,

Joshua Fleitman

Communications Specialist

Office of Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon T. Todd

Chairman, Committee on Government Operations

1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 105

Washington, D.C. 20004

jfleitman

Office: (202) 724-8191

Cell: (202) 294-2506

@Josh_Ward4

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