Metro Tables Proposal to Cut Evening Bus Service in Ward 8

Leaders hold roundtable disccusion on Metrobus safety

By Brandon Benavides
|  Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012  |  Updated 2:00 PM EDT
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Metro had proposed to cut evening service on its W6 and W8 routes, which run through Ward 8. Metro said there have been more than 30 incidents in which rocks and bricks have been thrown at Metrobuses.

Metro had proposed to cut evening service on its W6 and W8 routes, which run through Ward 8. Metro said there have been more than 30 incidents in which rocks and bricks have been thrown at Metrobuses.

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Metro leaders have tabled a proposal that would curtail nighttime bus service in parts of the District.

The news came Monday night as D.C. leaders, including Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry, held a community roundtable discussion on public safety on Metrobuses.

Metro had proposed to cut evening service on its W6 and W8 routes, which run through Ward 8. Metro said there have been more than 30 incidents in which rocks and bricks have been thrown at Metrobuses.

Everyone at the meeting agreed something needs to be done to make the bus routes safer. Metro hopes more police officers in the area will stop crime and keep bus drivers and passengers safe.

"I love D.C. police because when you call them, they're there," said one Metro employee. "When I call [Metro] transit [police], they ain't nowhere to be found." 

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