10/03/2011 09:39 am ET | Updated Dec 03, 2011

D.C. Circulator's New Route To Anacostia, Skyland Starting Service

WASHINGTON -- There have been some big changes to the District of Columbia's Circulator bus system, a network of limited-stop routes meant to supplement Metrobus and better connect neighborhoods across the city. Just as the north-south route connecting the Southwest Waterfront with the Walter E. Washington Convention Center was eliminated along with the seasonal National Mall route, the District Department of Transportation is launching a new route that will connect Capitol Hill with Anacostia and the Skyland shopping center.

That Circulator route will be the first to cross the Anacostia River to serve parts of Ward 7 and Ward 8. Starting at the Potomac Avenue Metrorail station on the eastern end of Capitol Hill, the new route will travel the Anacostia station via Barracks Row and the 11th Street Bridge and eventually ends up at the Skyland shopping center via Good Hope Road SE.

In other Circulator changes, bus stops have been consolidated on the east-west route connecting Georgetown, K Street NW and Union Station.

Buses on the Union Station-Navy Yard route have been rerouted in the vicinity of the U.S. Capitol and Union Station. Instead of using Louisiana Avenue, buses will use 2nd Street NE and F Street NE to provide faster service to and from Union Station.

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