FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 1, 2019

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 February 4th Declared “Bus To Work Day” In District of Columbia

Councilmember Todd, Metro, DC Government & Advocacy Community Partner To Boost Bus Ridership,
Supporting Environmental, Transportation & Equity Goals  

Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Brandon Todd (D-Ward 4) announced that Monday, February 4th has been designated “Bus to Work Day” in the District of Columbia. During a press conference at Ward 4’s Northern Metro Bus Garage, Councilmember Todd was joined by WMATA Assistant General Manager for Bus Services Robert Potts, ATU Local 689 President Raymond Jackson, DDOT Director Jeff Marootian, and DOEE Director Tommy Wells in encouraging residents to commute via bus next Monday. February 4th also coincides with Transit Equity Day, which promotes public transit as a civil right and commemorates Rosa Parks’ birthday and bus boycott. Watch a video of the press conference on Councilmember Todd’s facebook page.

“Bus to Work Day is about moving the needle on a diverse set of local and regional policy priorities by increasing bus ridership over the long-term,” said Councilmember Todd. “From reduced emissions of carbon and other air pollutants, to safer and less congested roadways, to improved access to economic opportunity, bus transit is a cost-effective and flexible solution to many of the District’s challenges. I am also proud that Bus to Work Day coincides with Transit Equity Day and Rosa Parks’ birthday. Rosa Parks reminds us that a bus is not simply a way to move people from point A to point B; a bus is a vehicle for moving society forward and fostering social progress.”

“Every day thousands of people rely on Metrobus as an affordable option to get to school, work and around the city,” said Robert Potts, Assistant General Manager of Bus Services. “That’s why Metro, in partnership with DDOT, is investing in bus service along major corridors to improve access, reliability and capacity that benefits both residents and commuters.”

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