Thursday, January 24, 2013

Leggett Helps Launch New K9 Bus Service on New Hampshire Avenue

County Executive Ike Leggett recently joined local officials to mark the launch of new MetroExtra bus service along New Hampshire Avenue. The new route, called the “K9,” adds limited-stop service that will help relieve crowding along New Hampshire Avenue from Northwest Park to the Fort Totten Station. This route has the third highest bus ridership in Maryland.

MetroExtra K9 buses operate every 15-20 minutes in each direction during morning and evening rush hours. K9 buses serve about half the stops as the local K6 buses, providing a faster trip for many customers. There are no schedule changes to the K6 service, but the addition of the MetroExtra buses should help reduce crowding on K6 buses.

For schedule and route information, visit Metro’s website.