D.C. transit to expand BWI-Greenbelt service

January 15, 2009|By Michael Dresser

The Washington transit system will expand its bus service between Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and that city's subway system for a six-day period around Inauguration Day.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority plans to increase service on its B30 bus line between BWI and the Greenbelt Metro station so that buses run every 20 minutes between Friday and Wednesday, the day after the Jan. 20 inaugural.

The B30 typically runs at 40-minute intervals, connecting the airport with the Metro Green Line.

Pointing to an increased number of air travelers passing through BWI for inauguration-related activities, the transit agency also said it would deploy larger buses than it normally uses on the airport line.

In addition to stopping at the airport terminal, the B30 line also connects with Baltimore's light rail line at BWI and the BWI Business Park.

The fare on the B30 is $3.10 cash or $3 with a SmartTrip card.

On Inauguration Day, Metrobus will sell a $5 day pass good for a round-trip ticket on the B30, as well as transfers to other Washington-area transit buses.

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