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About the 2020 Transit
Development Plan


The 2020 Transit Development Plan

DC Circulator’s mission is to deliver affordable, comfortable, and efficient bus service that connects people to business, culture, and entertainment throughout the District. To support this mission, DC Circulator adopted its first Transit Development Plan in 2011 and has since regularly updated it every three years.

The most recent version, the 2020 Transit Development Plan, CLOSED for public comment on July 30, 2021 11:59 PM EST.*

The plan outlines service changes aimed to better align District Department of Transportation (DDOT) resources with growing activity centers and improve the reliability of DC Circulator service. DDOT expects the proposed changes to be implemented in 2023.

Read the 2020 Transit Development Plan

We’ve also created an FAQ if you have any questions about the information you reviewed in the plan.

Read the 2020 TDP FAQ

The major points described in the plan:

      1. Propose opportunities for improvements to the Circulator system’s operations and performance District-wide.
      2. Recommend the expansion and the reintroduction of Circulator service to Ward 7.
      3. Propose an extension of the Dupont Circle– Rosslyn (RS-DP) route to U Street NW.

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DDOT completed collecting feedback on the above proposed changes on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. Thank you to all who commented. We’ll be reviewing the feedback provided. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop of next steps in the implementation of the 2020 Transit Development Plan.


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*You can request a hard copy of the plan from the DDOT office at 250 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 Please email with “2020 TDP Review” in the subject line to arrange pick-up.