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30.8.14

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE * USA: DC's Metro lines

* DC - Metro adds longer buses to busy corridor

(Video by timosha21 - Metrobus' fleet consists of 1,480 buses covering an area of 1,500 square miles -3,900 kmĀ²- in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia)
Washington,DC,USA -WUSA9, by Martin Di Caro -August 25, 2014: -- When Metro adds buses to its S line on 16th Street Northwest, the commuters come... Since 2009 the transit authority has augmented service six times to one of its busiest routes, yet rush hour buses are still bursting with riders. On their way to downtown Washington in the morning, the S buses often pass by waiting commuters because they simply cannot fit anymore aboard... The S9 "express" service was introduced five years ago, ridership has increased 25 percent and now tops more than 20,000 daily passengers... Metro's latest move took effect Monday: the addition of 60-foot articulated coaches to the S line, replacing five standard 40-foot buses per hour, each capable of carrying 55 percent more passengers...

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