Metro bus service changes topic of public hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Metro is planning to hold public hearings on changes that it is proposing to make on its bus service.

The transit agency said Thursday that the hearings will be held next month.

The proposals call for rerouting four lines to serve new areas and discontinuing serving on low-ridership routes.

Metro is also proposing altering 11 routes in northern Virginia in conjunction with the opening of the silver line next year.

Metro says it expects that the service changes would be implemented in March 2013.