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 Tom Pogue, Community Relations Manager   240.777.7155
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 Metro extends Route K9 bus service along New Hampshire Avenue to FDA


Buses like this one are now serving the FDA via the newly extended K9 route

One year after the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) created the K9 limited-stop bus service from the Fort Totten Metro Station to Northwest Park, it is extending the service to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Federal Research Center. The extended service went into effect on December 29, 2013. The service will further help relieve crowding along the busy New Hampshire Avenue corridor, providing buses every 16 to 18 minutes during morning and evening weekday rush hours.

The K9 service has seen ridership increase from about 500 passengers a day when it first began to frequently exceeding 1,000 passengers a day. The overall ridership along the New Hampshire corridor, which includes Metro’s K6 more local service, has also increased. The K9 extension is part of Metro’s Better Bus improvement program, a $5 million initiative to improve on-time performance and reliability while reducing crowding for customers.

Details about the new K9 route and schedule are available on Metro’s website.


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