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Metrobus Public Meeting for Martin Luther King Jr. Highway Line (Route A11 & A12)

August 20th, 2013 Comments off

A12The Martin Luther King Jr. Highway Line (consisting of routes A11 and A12) is one of the busiest Metrobus lines in Prince George’s County. The line provides service from Capital Plaza to Addison Road Metro Rail Station via Landover Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Highway. On an average weekday, this route has nearly 3,000 riders. On-time performance (OTP) is generally good, averaging more than 80% for the past year.

Metro Bus Planning initiated a study of this line in June 2013, looking to improve service and efficiency.  Some of the issues identified so far include:

  • Route directness and convenience
  • Low frequency of service during peak periods on weekdays and on weekends
  • Peak period traffic congestion problems along sections of Landover Road and Martin Luther King Jr Highway
  • Survey indicated that riders require more late night and weekend services, more frequency and better reliability
  • Too many bus stops too close together
  • Missing bus stop amenities

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

The meeting 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 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 Read more…

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