Metro has released information about bus routes previously impacted by the Cinder Bed Road strike, which recently came to an end, in order to help riders, who are confused due to lack of an official statement.
With Transdev reaching an agreement with Union leadership, the company has started bringing back bus routes working from Metro’s northern Virginia bus facility.
Tuesday’s announcement made it clear that 17B, 17G, 17H, 17K, 17L, 17M, 18G, 18H, 18J, 18P, 29C, 29G, 29K, 29N, 29W and REX will operate regular service through Friday, January 24.
S80, and S91 will not be operating, however, they will go back to normal service “as soon as possible, based on Transdev staffing abilities” WAMU reported, quoting a Metro spokesman.
Commuters should note that routes that haven’t resumed regular, weekday service may not be trackable in busETA.
Metrobus routes, except TAGS (S80, S91,) previously impacted by the Transdev work stoppage will operate on a regular, weekday schedule tomorrow Wednesday, January 22. Details: https://t.co/lFmbkSgIAG #wmata
— Metrobus Info (@Metrobusinfo) January 22, 2020
“Customers may not see a full return to service immediately as there are re-training elements Operators must receive before returning to service. Transdev is working to expedite this process so bus routes can be restored to full service as quickly and safely as possible,” Metro said in its statement.
Metro also listed Alternate Travel Options:
S80, S91 (TAGS)
- Fairfax Connector 231/232 to Metro Park (Walker Dr)
- Fairfax Connector 310 from Old Keene Mill Rd and the Rolling Valley Park and Ride
- Fairfax Connector 321, 322, 401/402 for service to Springfield Town Center and Loisdale Court (near Springfield Hilton)
The agency announced Wednesday that the Smithsonian Metrorail Station will be temporarily closed on Friday, January 24, because of an event on National Mall, at the request of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS).