Best Proposed Circulator Expansion
Abe to Ben’s route
Everyone wants a D.C. Circulator route serving their neighborhood. Local transportation officials have plans to expand the popular bus service, including a shuttle route connecting Union Station to the National Mall. Another route would connect the Southwest waterfront to Dupont Circle. Some Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners in Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom have proposed a so-called Abe to Ben’s Route, linking the Lincoln Memorial to Ben’s Chili Bowl in the heart of the U Street corridor. Regardless of whether that route could stand alone or be tied into a longer route also including the Southwest waterfront, the Abe to Ben’s Route is a good idea. Currently, there is no Metrobus route connecting Foggy Bottom with the U Street corridor via Dupont Circle. It’s a bus gap that needs to be filled.