Metrobus H-Line Study Under Way

May 31st, 2013

Metro Bus Planning is studying the H lines in the District of Columbia including:

  • Brookland-Potomac Park (H1),
  • Crosstown Line (H2, H3, H4), and
  • Park Road-Brookland Line (H8, H9).


This is an “emerging corridor”–a corridor which was not included in the original Priority Corridor Network studies–but one with heavy and growing ridership. On an average weekday, 10,000 people ride the H lines; the Sautrday average is 6,300 with 4,500 on Sunday. On-time performance overall for April, 2013 is close to 70%, well below Metro’s goal of 78%. All three lines do meet Metro’s ridership and productivity thresholds.

Some of the issues identified in the existing conditions report include:

  • On-time performance problems throughout the day
  • Traffic congestion at Columbia Heights
  • Crowding problems on some trips during peak periods related to bus bunching and service reliability
  • Too many bus stops too close together
  • Missing bus stop amenities

Metro is developing  proposals to address the identified issues.; they will be posted here on PlanItMetro a few days before the meetings, and Attached is a copy of the boards that will be presented at the public meeting for discussion. Public Meeting Boards (10 Jun 13)

The meetings will be held as follows:

  • Public Meeting 1:  Monday, June 10th (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM), St. Anthony Catholic School Cafeteria, 3400 12th Street NE, Washington DC 20017
  • Public Meeting 2:  Wednesday, June 12th (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM), Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20010

The meetings will be open house style so you can drop by anytime.  Metro Planners and project staff will be on hand to speak one-on-one with participants and get your feedback about  potential options for service improvement.   Please also give us your comments below and/or complete the survey available online.  For further information, check

Map of the H-Corridor bus routes

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