Read the draft recommendations!

The Draft Strategy is the preliminary set of ideas from the Washington Area Bus Transformation Project for transforming bus in the region.

We've been listening!

See who we've spoken to and where we've been!

The Bus Transformation Strategy is a plan to transform bus in the Washington region to improve service and the customer experience, creating a more cohesive area-wide system. The draft Bus Transformation Strategy was developed with insights from stakeholders, riders, and the public, and is based on extensive research and analysis.

Project Description

Buses are important to the region’s transportation system. They extend the reach of affordable, sustainable, high capacity transit into many communities across the region. Buses help people to get to jobs and school and medical appointments, run errands, and connect to rail and airports.

Recent transportation innovations – such as Lyft and Uber, bikeshare, carshare, scooters, and others – as well as changes in people’s travel habits mean that it’s time to look at how local bus can be a better travel option. These new innovations are exciting, and we want to make sure local bus service works with them to provide equity and accessibility to everyone in the region.

The Bus Transformation Project is not a corridor study or a service plan. The project will create a bold, new vision and a collaborative action plan for the future of bus in the region. The project will explore all factors that influence the quality of bus service, from technology and transit priority, to funding structures and service provision roles.

"Buses play a critical role in connecting people throughout this region to opportunities. In this time of rapid change in transportation options, we need a shared vision for the best role of bus in our transportation network. The Bus Transformation Project will identify and implement steps to make local bus a world class travel option for all of the region’s residents."

- Rob Puentes, Executive Steering Committee Chair


Latest News



Check out our project page on Facebook and "like" us to follow the latest project news!

We had some great conversations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia the other week about the public's opinion on the Bus Transformation Project Draft Strategy. Tomorrow's your la st chance to give your own feedback on our online survey at ...

View on Facebook

The final element of the Bus Transformation Project Draft Strategy is to establish a region steward to transform the bus system. Having a task force to help guide our recommendations and helping all agencies make bus the mode of choice is key to achieving a real transformation. ...

View on Facebook

We’re at George Mason University for this week’s first open house, to show people the Bus Transformation Project Draft Strategy and get community input. We’re here until 7:30 PM, come stop by! ...

View on Facebook

More information about the Bus Transformation Project can also be found at: Bus Transformation Project Public Flyer_EN_WEB.pdf

For more information about this project please contact Metro's Office of Customer Information at 202-637-7000 (TTY 202-638-3780). Press 88 and then press 5.

ስለ Bus Transformation Project የበለጠ መረጃ በአማርኛ እዚህ ሊገኝ ይችላል፣ Bus Transformation Project Public Flyer_AM_WEB.pdf

ስለዚህ ፕሮጀክት የበለጠ መረጃ ለማግኘት፣ እባክዎን የደንበኛ መረጃ ሜትሮ ቢሮን በ 202-637-7000 (ከክፍያ ነፃ 202-638-3780)በመደወል ያግኙ። 88 ን ይጫኑ እና በመቀጠል 5 ይጫኑ።


若需有关此项目的更多信息,请联系 Metro 的客户信息办公室,电话 202-637-7000 (TTY 202-638-3780)。按数字88,然后按数字 5。

Pour plus d'informations sur le Projet de Transformation de Bus en langue Française, veuillez également consulter: Bus-Transformation-Project-Public-Flyer_FR_WEB.pdf

Pour plus d'informations sur ce projet, veuillez contacter le Bureau d'information sur la clientèle de Metro au 202-637-7000 (ATS 202-638-3780). Appuyez sur 88, puis sur 5.

버스 변환 프로젝트(Bus Transformation Project)에 관한 자세한 내용을 한국어로 확인하실 수
있습니다: Bus-Transfromation-Project-Public-Flyer_KO_WEB.pdf

이 프로젝트에 대한 자세한 정보는 Metro 고객 정보 사무실에 202-637-7000(TTY 202-638-3780)번으로 전화하시기바랍니다. 88을 누른 후 5를 누르십시오.

Thông tin chi tiết về Dự án Chuyển đổi Xe Buýt bằng tiếng Việt có thể tìm thấy tại: Bus-Transformation-Project-Public-Flyer_VN_WEB.pdf

Để biết thêm thông tin về dự án này, vui lòng liên hệ với Văn Phòng Thông Tin Dành Cho Khách Hàng của Metro theo số 202-637-7000 (TTY 202-638-3780). Nhấn số 88, sau đó nhấn số 5.

Para obtener más información en español sobre el Proyecto de Transformación de Autobuses, visite: Bus Transformation Project Public Flyer_ES_WEB_v2.pdf o comuníquese con el equipo del proyecto en