Monday, September 30, 2013

Metro Proposes Extending K9 Bus Service to White Oak

In January, County Executive Ike Leggett celebrated the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (Metro) creation of the K9 express bus service along New Hampshire Avenue and called on Metro to extend the service to White Oak. Metro is now proposing to extend the K9 bus service to the White Oak Shopping Center.

Currently, the K9 travels between Northwest Park and the Fort Totten Metrorail station. Under the proposed service change, the K9 would be extended to White Oak with new limited stops at Oakview Drive, Hillandale Shopping Center, Schindler Drive/Mahan Road/Food and Drug Administration, Lockwood Drive and the White Oak Transit Center. The service would operate every 12 to15 minutes during the morning and evening rush hours.

This New Hampshire Avenue corridor is one of the highest ridership routes in Maryland, with more than 5,800 weekday riders, 5,300 Saturday riders and 3,400 Sunday riders. More information about the proposed change is available on Metro’s website.