H and L streets are getting bus lanes.

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New Bus Lanes Are Coming to H and I Streets

May 29, 2019

Get ready for a change in traffic pattern on H and I streets.

Beginning June 3, the District's department of transportation will implement a new pilot program creating exclusive bus lanes from 7 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.

The H street bus lane will run from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to 14th Street NW an d the I street lane will run from 13th Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

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Nearly 20 bus routes will benefit from the new lanes and hopefully allow them to run more efficiently.

With this new program, DDOT hopes to put a stop to current declining ridership, The Washington Post reports.

“We see this as the beginning of really speeding up the implementation of bus lanes and delivering high-quality transit,” Cheryl Cort, policy director for the Coalition for Smarter Growth, told The Post. “We will bring back the riders that we have been losing and we will attract new riders because it is going to become a fast, efficient and inexpensive way to get where you need to go.”

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The pilot is expected to run until September 30.

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