Metrobus Studies
WMATA's official website for the Priority Corridor Restructuring Series


60s Line (Fort Totten-Petworth-Takoma)

Z Lines Silver Spring-Columbia Pike

P12 Eastover-Addison Line

Metrobus Transit Service Guidelines

Metrobus Late Night Service

Rhode Island Ave-Baltimore Ave Line

Little River Turnpike (29 Lines)

C2-C4 (Greenbelt-Twinbrook Line)

80 (North Capitol Street Line)

F4-F6 (East-West Highway, Maryland)

52-53-54 (14th Street Line)

A Lines (Anacostia-Congress Heights)

Y Line (Georgia Avenue-MD)

90s Line (U Street-Garfield)

K6 Line (New Hampshire Ave-MD)

X Line (Benning Road-H Street)

28-Leesburg Pike Line

Q Line (Veirs Mill Road)

S Line (16th Street)

30s Line (Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Ave)

Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway (Metroway)

Metrobus Service Evaluations:

WMATA's Homepage


The Metrobus Rhode Island Avenue-Baltimore Avenue Line Study (en español)

Quick Facts:

  • Who is involved? The study is a partnership between Metro, the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, the Maryland Department of Transportation, Prince George's County,
  • What is being studied? The following Metrobus routes:
    G8: The Rhode Island Avenue Line, between Avondale (Eastern & Michigan Avenues) and Farragut Square (17th & Eye NW)
    81, 82, 83, 86: The College Park Line, between Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station and Cherry Hill Park Campground (81, 83), Mt. Rainier (82), and Calverton (86)
    84: The Rhode Island Avenue-New Carrollton Line (between Rhode Island Avenue and New Carrollton Metro Stations)
    T18: The Annapolis Road Line, between Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station and Cherry Hill Park Campground)
  • Why was this corridor chosen for study? Combined, these routes have one of the highest riderships in the Metrobus system, but the line has some service and operational issues that need to be evaluated and fixed to provide a better experience for riders. As the study progresses, specific challenges facing the line will be identified and potential solutions will be recommended.
  • When did the study begin? June 2013. Metro and its agency partners will study the line over a seven-month period and they expect to have preliminary recommendations for improvements ready for Metro Board in early 2014.
  • How will service on the line be improved? To answer this question, Metro is relying on input from riders. A survey of riders is being conducted in summer 2013 with public meetings to follow in summer and fall 2013. Please visit this page again in the coming months to learn more about the study as it progresses.

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Timetables & Maps

: The Rhode Island Avenue Line
81, 82, 83, 86: The College Park Line
84: The Rhode Island Avenue-New Carrollton Line
T18: The Annapolis Road Line

Reports & Publications

November 2013 - Display boards from the second round of public meetings (includes improvement options).

September 2013 - Display boards from the first round of public meetings.

March 2014 - Tech Memo #1 Transit Service Assessment

March 2014 - Tech Memo #2 Rider Survey

March 2014 - Tech Memo #3 Traffic Operations Assessment

March 2014 - Tech Memo #4 Public Meeting Results

March 2014 - Tech Memo #5 Final Recommendations

April 2014 - Final Report

June 2014 - Project Title VI Analysis



If you would like to contact the project team, please send an e-mail directly to them.