Best Bus Stop Mercy Killing
16th and Riggs Streets NW
Taking the S buses south on 16th Street NW during the morning rush can be a series of indignities. It’s not uncommon for buses—sometimes several buses in a row—to be too full to stop for passengers. Other times, the only way to get on is to ride (er, stand) shotgun next to the driver, with little to hold onto. Until you’re far enough downtown for the crowd to disperse, each stop worsens the ordeal, with riders wiggling toward the exits before the bus comes to a halt. Stopping at Riggs Place, just .05 miles past the previous stop, was just one more affront. Metro ditched the stop in December. Rest in peace—which is what passengers can now do for a few hundred feet after the S Street stop.