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Route 1 BRT Will Be Called 'Metro Way'

Blue buses will utilize bus-only lanes connecting Crystal City and Potomac Yard.

Route 1 BRT Will Be Called 'Metro Way'

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will call the Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway “Metro Way” and the vehicles utilizing the region’s first network of bus-only lanes will get a blue color scheme, according to Greater Greater Washington.

A public survey posted in March was used to help WMATA determined the branding and color scheme.

The Route 1 BRT will ultimately connect Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations, with a future extension to Pentagon City. Construction began in July 2012. Metro Way is expected to open for service in Spring 2014.

The MetroBus 9S route will utilize the transitway, as will a new 9X route. The buses will run every six minutes during rush hour and every 12 to 15 minutes during off-peak hours.

In June 2012, Alexandria and Arlington County reached an agreement to potentially bring streetcars to the Arlington section of the transitway by 2019 and the Alexandria section by 2021.

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