Friday, March 11, 2011

Ward 7 Transportation Summit & Listening Tour

UPDATED 3/11/2011 @ 11:00AM

Budget hearings are around the corner. In these tough economic times the City's leadership is tasked with making hard decisions. It is no secret that Ward 7 needs better bus service. We have three metro stations that are located in close proximity leaving bus as the only public transportation option for most of the Ward.

Councilmember Tommy Wells, Chairman of the Council Committee on Public Works & Transportation, and Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander want to hear from you!!! How can bus service be better? What are our priorities for enhancement?

Saturday, March 12th, 2011
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Department of Employment Services
4058 Minnesota Ave NE
Large conference room on the 5th floor.


Tentative Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Community Testimony
  • WMATA presentation
  • How DC Government Budget Works
  • Community Discussion
  • Next Steps
  • Wrap-up
For people using Twitter during the event, please use hashtag #RediscovertheBus

Who should attend?
Anyone who is bus dependent
Anyone who uses bus as their primary mode of travel to/from work
Anyone who has ever been stranded at a bus stop for a bus that seems like it will never arrive
Anyone who wishes they didn't have to always drive to visit destinations in their own Ward
Anyone who has ever been on a bus so crowded you wonder if it's overcapacity
Anyone who cares about better bus service in Ward 7

RSVP (optional)
It's not mandatory, but we would like a head count. Please email Veronica ( and let us know if you are coming and what bus lines you regularly ride.

What if I can't attend?
Please feel free to email Veronica your list of concerns prior to the meeting at In addition, the Planning Committee made of a concerned citizens from around the Ward will take notes and provide compile them into one document. We will share them over the listservs and ensure the Committee on Public Works and Transportation receive a copy.

How to Get there?
By Bus - The bus lines that stop at the Minnesota Ave Metro Station are U2, U4, U5, U6, U8, V7, V8, X1, X2, X3.

By Metro - The DOES building is located on the Orange Line at the Minnesota Ave Metro Station.

By Car - There is free parking at the WMATA parking lot located directly behind the DOES building.

To determine the best option for you, please use WMATA's trip planner. We encourage everyone to take public transportation.

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