WMATA recently announced plans to "reduce the frequency and span of service" for the E6 Chevy Chase Line due to "low ridership." Docket B13-02 describes the proposed service and tariff changes for several bus routes, including the E6.
In truth, ridership on the Chevy Chase line has never been higher, with 25% more riders today than in 2008. Instead of building on our already strong and growing ridership base by expanding service, DDOT has recommended reducing, and perhaps soon eliminating, a vital bus line used by hundreds of daily riders in the upper Northwest section of DC.
Source: WMATA Fiscal Year Metrobus Ridership Reports
Public hearings are scheduled for the week of September 16, 2013. Of the six meetings, not one will be held in the Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights area. Two hearings are scheduled for DC: (1) 1101 4th Street SW and (2) 501 Riggs Road NE. WMATA is also accepting written statements, which may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your voice can also be heard through WMATA's survey on the proposed service change. The survey, which closes on September 24, 2013 at 5 p.m., may be accessed at
Sign the E6 bus petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/e6bus/.