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Transitway: A Smooth Ride One Year Later – Arlington County

One year after its opening in April 2016, the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway, a dedicated bus lane that connects southern Arlington and Alexandria, is paying off for bus riders. The separate lanes mean riders don’t have to worry about being stuck in Route 1 traffic, and as such are more willing to hop onto the bus. The Metroway bus, which runs on the entire length of the transitway, has seen a particular jump in growth. Arlington’s Department of Environmental Services has the breakdown by the numbers:

  • +45 percent = Increase in Metroway’s average weekday ridership
  • +59 percent = Increase in Metroway average weekday ridership during Metro’s SafeTrack Surges 3 and 4
  • 3,085 = Average weekday boardings/alightings at all Transitway stations in Arlington
  • 474 = Average weekday boardings/alightings at South Glebe, Arlington’s highest ridership Transitway station
  • 2-1/2 minutes = Average time savings for Metroway riders starting at South Glebe, compared to previous Metrobus 9S service

Read the complete article at the Arlington County Newsroom.

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