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WMATA Better Bus Initiative

The Better Bus Initiative plans to implement changes in summer of 2025; meanwhile, a final round of outreach is ongoing till July 15, 2024. Besides online surveys, WMATA is planning three Discovery Days, additional virtual public hearings, and an array of pop-ups and onboard surveys of bus riders.

If you’re interested in providing in-person testimony at a hearing, WMATA encourages you to pre-register by emailing [email protected] or calling 202-962-2511 by 12:00 p.m. the day of the hearing.

List of hearings are below:


Discovery Day & Public Hearing @ Arlington Mill Community Center
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 (3:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Arlington Mill Community Center
909 S Dinwiddie St
Arlington VA 22204
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Metrobus 16A, 16C, 16E, 16M / ART 41, 45, 75


Discovery Day & Public Hearing @ Columbia Heights Educational Campus
Thursday, June 20, 2024 (3:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Columbia Heights Educational Campus
3101 16th St NW
Washington DC 20010
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Columbia Heights
Metrobus D32, H2, H4, H8, S2, S9, W47, 42, 43, 52, 54


Discovery Day & Public Hearing @ Creative Suitland Arts Center
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 (3:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Creative Suitland Arts Center
4719 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland-Silver Hill MD 20746
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Metrobus D14, K12, P12, V12 / TheBus 34

Key Bridge update graphic

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is inviting you to attend a Virtual Community Update for the rebuilding of the Key Bridge on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 6-7 p.m.

This update meeting aims to inform the public about the progress and future plans for the Key Bridge reconstruction project. The update will discuss an overview of the work completed so far and how MDTA and partners are working to reconnect resources to the community and to revitalize and reimagine the Key Bridge.

Registration is now open at for members of the public interested in attending the Virtual Community Update. The public will be able to watch a livestream of the event online or review the presentation and meeting recording at a later date.


MCDOT Flash logo

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is pleased to announce two upcoming public open houses for the Veirs Mill Road Flash Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project designed to engage community members and solicit valuable feedback on the proposed transit initiative. The meetings will take place both in-person and virtually, providing convenient options for participation.

In-Person Public Open House:
Date: June 4, 2024
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Newport Mill Middle School - Cafeteria
Address: 11311 Newport Mill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902

At the in-person public open house, the public can engage by reviewing informational display boards, exploring mapping resources, and interacting with knowledgeable staff members.

Virtual Public Open House:
Date: June 5, 2024
Time: 7–8 p.m.
Virtual Platform: Zoom - Online registration required.

The virtual public open house will feature a concise presentation followed by interactive breakout rooms, allowing the public to engage with knowledgeable staff members.






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