Next meetings for Rhode Island Ave buses scheduled

Following up on meetings earlier this fall, WMATA has scheduled the next round of meetings on updating the Rhode Island Ave buses:

Public Meetings in November – You’re Invited! 

Metro is holding a second round of public meetings to get input from riders about a set of service improvement options to Routes G8, T18, 81, 82, 83, 84, and 86.

The dates, times, and locations are:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 
Watha T. Daniel / Shaw Neighborhood Library
Rhode Island Avenue & 7th Street NW
Washington, DC
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
(Across the street from Shaw Metro Station and served directly by Metrobus Routes G8, 70, and 79.)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Hyattsville City Hall, Municipal Building
1st Floor, Multipurpose Room
4310 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
(Served by Metrobus Routes 83 and F8)

The format of the meetings will be open house, which means that no presentation will be given. Instead, participants can arrive any time between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm to review the improvement options and talk with project team members. Metro would like to get feedback about the preliminary ideas for improvements from as many riders as possible before completing the final report and submitting the recommendations to the WMATA Board for approval.

All members of the public are invited and no RSVP is necessary. Please let your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and fellow riders know about these public meetings!

The facilities are wheelchair accessible. A Spanish translator will be available upon request for those who prefer to communicate in Spanish.

Source: MetroBus Rhode Island Ave Bus Project

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Make your voice heard on Rhode Island Ave Bus Service!

FoRIA’s got the scoop here, so I’ll let them lay it out.

WMATA has scheduled the first round of public meetings for the Metrobus Rhode Island Avenue-Baltimore Avenue Corridor Study to solicit input from riders to identify and evaluate transit service problems in order to develop improvements for the bus routes (G8, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, and T18) operating in the corridor. The meetings are the next step in the project, which started soliciting public input earlier this summer with a ridership survey.

The public meetings are open to all members of the public, and no advance registration is required.  These meetings will be “open house” style.  Participants may arrive any time between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm, as no presentation will be given.  Instead, participants will be able to review display boards and speak individually with the project team about rider survey results and service issues and concerns.  This feedback will lead to the development of service improvement options for the corridor, so please don’t miss this opportunity to share your thoughts and your transportation needs with WMATA!

The meetings will be held on the following dates at the locations listed below:

Monday, September 23, 2013
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
Rhode Island Avenue & 7th Street NW
Washington, DC
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The View, Senior Community
9th Floor, Crawford Hall
635 Edgewood Street NE
Washington, DC
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Hyattsville City Hall, Municipal Building
1st Floor, Multipurpose Room
4310 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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Take the MetroBus Survey of Rhode Island Ave Service

I’ll let the Friends of Rhode Island Ave (FoRIA) tell you about this one:

On Tuesday, July 16, WMATA will conduct a rider survey as part of the Rhode Island Avenue-Baltimore Avenue Corridor Study.  The study is part of an effort to improve service on the bus lines serving Rhode Island Avenue and Baltimore Avenue. As we wrote earlier, there is no continuous bus line that runs the length of Rhode Island Avenue.

Survey forms will be placed on buses at Eastern & Michigan Avenue (Route G8) and the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station (Routes 82, 83, 84, 86, T18) and staff will hand out surveys to riders at the following stops:

  • College Park-U of MD Metro Station (Routes 83, 86),
  • Brookland-CUA Metro Station (Route G8),
  • New Carrollton Metro Station (Routes 84, T18),
  • and at Rhode Island Avenue & 34th Street – Mt. Rainier (Routes 82, 83, 84 86, T18).

An online survey is available on the WMATA web page for the study: www.metrobus-studies.com, and a rain date of Wednesday, July 17th has also been scheduled.

This rider survey will be followed up by a series of public meetings designed to get your input on ways to improve bus transportation along the Baltimore and Rhode Island Avenue corridor. We’ll be publishing the meeting dates and locations as soon as we know about them. Here are some additional resources for news and updates about the study:

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