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DC Circulator Welcomes Spring with #BlossomBus and Return of Summer Hours

Friday, March 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts

Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Maura Danehey – (202) 306-1668, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) - DC Circulator celebrates the start of spring with the return of #BlossomBus just in time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Monday, March 20, DC Circulator will roll out the latest #BlossomBus - one of its traditionally red buses wrapped with cherry blossom décor.

From March 20 to April 16, riders can take a photograph of the #BlossomBus and post it to their favorite social media site with the hashtag #BlossomBus for a chance to win special prizes. Each week, a randomly selected winner will be announced on the DC Circulator’s social media accounts. Prizes include limited edition #BlossomBus t-shirts, gift cards and a $100-value SmarTrip® card.

Simultaneously, DC Circulator is launching its summer hours schedule to accommodate District residents and the more than 1.5 million expected Festival visitors. The DC Circulator’s National Mall route is a perfect way to travel to the Tidal Basin and enjoy the fun.

Summer Hours Beginning March 20, 2017: National Mall (NM) Route

Weekdays: 7am-8pm

Saturday- Sunday: 9am-8pm

Summer Hours Beginning April 3, 2017

Union Station – Navy Yard Metro (US-NY) Route

Weekdays: 6am-9pm, Saturdays 7am-9pm

Extended service on Nationals game days

Potomac Ave Metro – Skyland via Barracks Row (PS) Route

Weekdays: 6am-9pm

Saturdays: 7am-9pm

All other DC Circulator routes will remain unchanged.

Reference DCCirculator.com, and follow DC Circulator on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for updates and additional information on DC Circulator’s Summer Hours Schedule and the Spot the Bus photo contest.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.

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