Throughout the year, the District Department of Transportation hosts public open houses where the agency presents current operations and performance of the DC Circulator system; solicits feedback from passengers and presents information related to future projects and improvements as detailed in the DC Circulator 10-Year Transit Development Plan.
Members of the public are invited to attend each open house to learn more about the DC Circulator, ask questions to members of Circulator’s operations and planning teams and provide insight regarding current service quality and future growth.
Past Open Houses
Anacostia Library Open House
On November 4, 2015, DDOT hosted a DC Circulator public open house at the Anacostia Public Library in Ward 8. Approximately 15 participants from the public attended to learn about planned improvements to the Circulator network, specifically the Potomac Avenue-Skyland route and provided feedback about recent operational improvements to that route. Overall the public was generally pleased with the service. Attendees advocated for expanded service hours during the winter and Sunday service; staff discussed concerns about noise and operators conduct with residents of Denver Street; and riders asked about plans for expansion to Congress Heights in the future.
View the presentation boards from the Anacostia Library Open house
Potomac Ave – Skyland Route Improvements
Fall 2015 Circulator Semiannual Open House
The Fall 2015 Circulator Semiannual Open House was held Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Thomson Elementary School in Downtown DC. DDOT presented information regarding possible bus stop consolidation on the Union Station – Navy Yard and Georgetown – Union Station routes. Information on the NoMa study was also shared. Attendees had the opportunity to provide feedback on current operations by taking the Circulator Annual Customer Feedback Survey and also provide input on future bus procurement. Demos of the new DCCirculator.com and DDOT’s new bus tracking technology were given throughout the night.
View the presentation boards and photos from the Fall 2015 Circulator Semiannual Open House.
Fall 2014 Circulator Semiannual Open House
The Fall 2014 Circulator Semiannual Open House was held Monday, October 20, 2014 at Pinstripes in Georgetown. DDOT presented information regarding the 2014 draft TDP and provided a forum for public comment on the proposed plan. The agency also presented a preview of the new geographic information system for mapping the Circulator route and information on current operations and marketing.
View the summary, presentation and boards from the the Fall 2014 Circulator Semiannual Open House.
Spring 2014 Circulator Semiannual Open House
The Spring 2014 Semiannual DC Circulator Open House was held February 25, 2014 at the North Hall in Eastern Market. DDOT presented on the Circulator’s route performance, future route extensions (including the planned National Mall route), a potential fare increase, and current operations. The draft 2014 Transit Development Plan was briefly discussed.
View the summary, presentation and handouts from the Spring 2014 Semiannual DC Circulator Open House held February 25, 2014.
Summer 2013 Circulator Semiannual Open House
The Summer 2013 Circulator Semi-Annual Open House was held Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Studio Theater in the 14th Street Corridor. At the open house DDOT solicited feedback from passengers on the strengths and weaknesses of the bus system to ensure the DC Circulator continues to meet the needs of current and future riders. The Circulator’s route performance, future route extensions and potential fare increase were other topics presented and discussed at this forum.
View the presentation from the Summer 2013 Semiannual DC Circulator Open House held on June 18, 2013.
Fourth Semi-Annual DC Circulator Public Meeting (PDF)
Fall 2012 Circulator Semiannual Open House
The Fall 2012 Semiannual DC Circulator Open House was held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Union Station in NOMA. At the open house DDOT presented the Circulator’s route performance, new enhancements, and future plans for the system including implemented route and bus stops changes on Union Station to Navy Yard and Potomac Ave – Skyland via Barracks Row routes.
View the presentation from the Summer 2013 Semiannual DC Circulator Open House held on September 18, 2012.
Third Semi-Annual DC Circulator Public Meeting (PDF)