No Lane on 16th Street Until 2016

May 22, 2014

Despite renewed calls to build one as soon as possible, a dedicated bus lane will not be built on one of D.C.’s most congested commuter routes until 2016 at the earliest, a top official at the District Department of Transportation said.
Residents, transit advocates, and Metro have called for DDOT to build a rush hour, bus-only lane on 16th Street Northwest between Columbia Heights and downtown Washington. Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh added her voice in a budget report released this week, recommending DDOT “dedicate funding… to conduct a study on the feasibility of installing a bus-only lane on 16th Street.” (WAMU)

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