Get Involved!

Share your feedback on the draft recommendations

The Draft Bus Transformation Strategy has been released and we want to hear what you think of its draft recommendations. Scroll down to see the in-person opportunities for learning more about the Draft Strategy and for providing your feedback. You can also provide your feedback in a short online survey.

Events

Attend an open house event!

Join us for the Bus Transformation Project open houses! Three public open house events will be held the week of May 20 where you can learn about the draft plan for transforming bus, engage with staff, and share your feedback. See below for details or visit our Facebook page. Come join in the discussion!

Open House Boards PDF

LocationDate and TimeTransit Access
George Mason University - Arlington
Founders Hall (Van Metre Hall)
Multi-purpose Room #126

3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201

Monday, May 20
4:30 – 7:30 PM
Approximately two blocks from the Virginia Square/GMU Metrorail station (Orange and Silver lines)
Nearby bus routes:
ART 41, 42, 52, 53, 62, 75, 77
Metrobus 38B
Kennedy Recreation Center
Gymnasium

1401 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tuesday, May 21
4:30 – 7:30 PM

Approximately two blocks from Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center Metrorail station (Green and Yellow lines)
Nearby bus routes: Metrobus 70, 79, G2, G8
Silver Spring Civic Center
Spring Room, Civic Building

1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Thursday, May 23
4:30 – 7:30 PM
Approximately five blocks from Silver Spring Metrorail station (Red line) and Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center
Nearby bus routes:
Ride On 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 129
Metrobus F4, J4, Z2, Q1, Q2, Q4, Y2, Y7, Y8, Z6, Z7, Z8, Z11

Pop-Up Events

The Bus Transformation Project team will hold 13 Pop-Up Events throughout the region to spread the word about the Draft Strategy and ask people to share their thoughts. Check out the map and table below to see where we’ll be. Follow our Facebook page for inclement weather and for other updates on the pop-up events.

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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.

Ongoing Outreach

The Bus Transformation Project has included a large amount of public and stakeholder engagement.  More is happening every day!  So far, there have been*:

  • +5,679 Survey Responses from the General Public
  • 20 Public Pop-Up Events
  • 40 Stakeholder Interviews
  • 1 Kickoff Summit with 140+ Participants
  • 13 Metrobus Division Engagement Events
  • 10 Focus Groups
  • 18 Executive Steering Committee Meetings
  • 9 Technical Team Meetings
  • 2 Strategy Advisory Panel Meeting
  • 33 External Project Briefings
  • 9 WMATA Leadership Team Briefings
  • 146 postings on social media by 10 different agencies
  • 11,373 People Reached by the Project Facebook Page

*As of April 30, 2019

What's next?

The Bus Transformation Project team will be presenting the draft Bus Transformation Strategy to the public at open houses on May 20 (in Arlington, VA), May 21 (in DC), and May 23 (in Silver Spring, MD). There will be opportunities to discuss the draft recommendations with the project team and to submit feedback at these events; in addition, there will be an opportunity to review the draft Bus Transformation Strategy and submit feedback online starting on May 6.

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Event Photos

Summit
September 12, 2018
Braddock Road Metrorail Station
September 19, 2018
Clarendon Day
September 22, 2018
Technical Team Meeting
September 28, 2018
Village at Shirlington
September 29, 2018
8th and H St NE
October 1, 2018
ESC Meeting
October 3, 2018
Reston Town Center
October 3, 2018
Wheaton Metrorail Station
October 5, 2018
Fort Totten Metrorail Station
October 9, 2018
Columbia Heights Metrorail Station
October 13, 2018
Takoma Langley Crossroads
October 15, 2018
SAP Meeting
November 5, 2018
ESC Meeting
November 7, 2018
Technical Team Meeting
November 30, 2018
CBO Focus Group
December 6, 2018
Technical Team Meeting
January 25, 2019

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