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Capitol Hill Area to Lose Some Bus Service

by Andrew Ramonas March 25, 2016 at 11:20 am 0

Route 93 is removed from bus signThe Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is slated to cut back on bus service in the Capitol Hill area starting this weekend.

Buses are scheduled to stop running on the 93 route beginning Sunday, according to WMATA. The 34 route that day also is set to lose bus service on Saturdays and Sundays and after 9:19 p.m. on weekdays.

The 93 route travels from Adams Morgan to Congress Heights, venturing onto Florida Avenue and 8th Street on its way through Capitol Hill. Its journey through the Capitol Hill area follows the path of the 90 and 92 routes, which are slated to receive more early morning and late evening buses.

The 34 route runs from downtown to the Naylor Road Metro station, traveling on Pennsylvania and Independence avenues SE as it traverses Hill East and Capitol Hill. The path of the bus through those neighborhoods is the same as the 32 and 36 routes.

WMATA said it ended the 93 route “due to low ridership.” But it didn’t elaborate on why it cut back service on the 34 route.

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