Metro has unveiled new redesigned Metrobus Maps that make it easier to find bus routes and times. It's part of ongoing efforts to provide clearer travel information for those who ride the bus.
"While the current bus maps have served their purpose over the years, there is room for improvement to make the system easier to navigate for the more than 400,000 customers who take Metrobus each weekday," said Lynn Bowersox, Metro Assistant General Manager for Customer Service, Communications and Marketing.
With the new maps, thicker lines indicate bus routes that operate more frequently. The maps are easier to use with improved clarity and readability. Customers will be able to easily trace a bus' route. Minor landmarks have been removed to make the map easier to read.
Metro operates more than 300 routes and serves over 11,000 bus stops in the District, Maryland and Virginia. It's one of the most extensive and complex bus networks in the country.
Customer feedback and suggestions are encouraged and will be incorporated into the final map design. The maps are expected to be finalized later this year.