Columbia Pike Transportation Update

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Columbia Pike

SEPT. 18, 2017

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Metro seeking comments on Columbia Pike bus service proposals


The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is proposing service changes to selected bus routes and needs your feedback. The proposal includes changes to Columbia Pike bus service in response to Arlington’s plans for a Premium Transit Network along that corridor. The premium network will connect Columbia Pike, Pentagon City and Crystal City and offer bus service that is fast, frequent, reliable and easy to use.


In partnership with Arlington and Fairfax Counties, WMATA led a Columbia Pike service evaluation study that evaluated recommendations from each county's Transit Development Plan. The agency then developed implementation plans for the portion of new bus service that will be run by Metro. WMATA is now seeking public feedback on the proposed service options.



Proposed Columbia Pike service changes


Additional proposal information and maps available on WMATA’s website.


16A, 16B, 16J, 16P – Columbia Pike

  • Additional limited-stop service in Arlington.
  • Add weekend service on Route 16A, and weekday midday/evening and weekend service on Route 16X (between Culmore and Pentagon) to replace routes 16B, 16J and 16P.
  • Eliminate routes 16B, 16J and 16P.


16G, 16H, 16K – Columbia Heights West-Pentagon City

  • New or enhanced connections between Crystal City, Pentagon City and Skyline City.



How to provide comments


Public comment will be accepted until Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at 9 am. Comment using WMATA’s online survey or attend one of the public meetings below.


Attend the public meeting in Arlington:


Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm

Arlington Mill Community Center – Room 525

909 S. Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA

Transit access: Metrobus 16A,BJ; 16GH; 16X; 16Y; ART 41, 45, 75


Attend the public hearing:


Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, beginning at 6 pm (register to speak on-site)

Metro Headquarters

600 5th St. NW, Washington, DC

Transit access: Metrorail – Gallery Place and Judiciary Square stations