More District residents ride the bus each day than Metrorail. However, over the last decade, average bus speeds have declined. DDOT is working to improve bus travel speeds and reliability across the District through Bus Priority projects and program areas.
To improve bus performance on one of the most heavily trafficked bus corridors in the District, DDOT is piloting rush hour bus lanes on H & I Streets NW in the Downtown and Golden Triangle areas beginning June 2019.
The K Street Transitway will transform one of the District's major east-west corridors, K Street, NW, with vast improvements to benefit bus riders, motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.
14th Street NW Bus Lanes Pilot
Bus lanes and other street design improvements are being piloted on 14th Street NW in the Columbia Heights neighborhood to improve traffic flow and safety.
16th Street NW Bus Lanes
With the goal of responding to bus overcrowding and reliability issues on a corridor that serves more than 20,000 riders each weekday, DDOT is installing a bus lane on 16th Street NW between H Street and Arkansas Avenue.