Metro Will Hold Two Public Meetings For The Hunting Point Lines

July 15th, 2013

Metro Bus Planning is studying the Hunting Point Lines in Virginia. The lines under study include:

  • 10 A,E – Hunting Point to Pentagon Line
  • 10B – Hunting Point to Ballston Line

The Hunting Point Lines are one of the busiest services operating in Virginia and ridership has been growing steadily over the past five years. On an average weekday, over 5,000 people ride the Hunting Point Lines; the Saturday average is over 3,000 with 1,800 on Sunday. On-time performance (OTP) is generally good, averaging about 80% for June 2013. The lines meet Metro’s ridership and productivity thresholds.

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

  • Route directness and convenience
  • On-time performance for the 10B on Saturday afternoons
  • Traffic congestion problems at Mount Vernon Avenue on Saturdays
  • Survey indicated that the main issues for riders are service frequency and reliability
  • Too many bus stops too close together
  • Missing bus stop amenities

Metro is developing preliminary proposals to address the issues and improve the service. The preliminary service improvement recommendations are included here – 10 Line Pubilc Meeting Boards (18 Jul 13)

Metro will also host two public meetings to discuss the findings as well as the preliminary service improvement proposals.

The meetings will be held as follows:

1.      Public Meeting #1 – Thursday, July 18th, 2013 (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)  at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 905 Wythe Street, Alexandria 22314

2.      Public Meeting #2 – Monday, July 22nd, 2013 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) at James Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria 22301

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

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