The bus plan for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is a near-term improvement which integrates services previously operated by four privately-owned bus companies and now owned by one public organization. It contains many substantial improvements and services and extends new services into growing suburban areas. The additional fleet and operating cost requirements are presented. A major consideration in planning was to maintain a balance between modest modification and extensive change. Needless disruption to existing ridership patterns was avoided. Main features of the plan are: simplification of route structure, extension of the service area, additional crosstown and cross-county routes, service in peaks tailored to meet existing and potential demand, strengthened midday service, and major service improvements to the disadvantaged.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Transit technical studies (Memo Report).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington Metro Area Transit Commission

    Washington, DC  United States 

    Smith (Wilbur) and Associates

    4500 Jackson Avenue
    Columbia, SC  United States  29203
  • Authors:
    • Lewis, R M
    • Keeler, D H
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 205 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WMATA/TTS-1974-12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1981 12:00AM