D.C.-Area Bus System Is So Bad It Hurts Local Economy

Washington-area transit agencies must stop treating bus riders as second-class citizens by fixing their poor on-time performance and adding to the region’s minuscule network of dedicated bus lanes — or else the region could slip into an economic decline, a new report argues.

Bus ridership in the region has declined about 8 percent since 2010, partly due to poor service, according to a new report [PDF] from the Greater Washington Partnership, a chamber of commerce of

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