ARLINGTON COUNTY PEAK PERIOD SERVICE EXPANSION
TO METROBUS ROUTE 2A, WASHINGTON BOULEVARD-DUNN LORING
By increasing bus frequency and decreasing route run times, this project will serve 150 new weekday riders, increasing daily ridership to 2,700. Currently, half of commuters in the Metrobus 2A service area are destined for jobs in Washington, D.C., according to the Household Travel Survey. These riders would otherwise be traveling on the I-66 Inside the Beltway corridor. The 2A operates on US 29 and Washington Boulevard, adjacent to I-66, and connects three jurisdictions. Requested operational funds will allow the 2A to run every 10 minutes, as opposed to 15, in the AM and PM peak periods for two years.
This service benefits toll-paying users of I-66 inside the Beltway by providing additional peak-period transit service on the parallel corridors of US 29 in Fairfax County, en route to the project corridor, and Washington Street in the City of Falls Church and Washington Boulevard in Arlington County in the project corridor. Increasing transit service will encourage more commuters to take the bus, thus removing cars from these roads and parallel commuting routes, including I-66.
The project is estimated to cost $1,000,000- 100% of which will be funded by the I-66 Commuter Choice Project.