The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), in cooperation with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), conducted the DC Neighborhood Circulation Study (NCS) with the goal of improving bus service in the District of Columbia.
Currently, many city neighborhoods lack efficient surface transit circulation to support mobility and accessibility; neighborhood-to-neighborhood connectivity; and District-wide economic development goals. The Neighborhood Circulation Study builds from previous studies to comprehensively develop better surface transit connections between District neighborhoods, activity centers, and major transit corridors. DDOT has already begun to improve some service with the assistance of WMATA by adding new routes, expanding existing routes, and establishing the DC Circulator in 2005. However, there is still more to be done. The focus of this study was to:
- Identify current deficiencies in neighborhood transit connectivity;
- Improve local bus services to enhance neighborhood circulation as well as connectivity between neighborhoods and District activity centers;
- Identify new neighborhood services which will enhance circulation and connectivity; and,
- Complement the long-range transit system as planned in the DC Transit Alternatives Analysis (DCAA).
The study was completed in May 2009.
Improve local bus services and connectivity between neighborhoods and commerical areas.