Mayor Vincent Gray, city officials and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) recently announced the launch of the D.C. Circulator’s newest route that will provide service east of the Anacostia River.

The Potomac Avenue Metro to Skyland via Barracks Row route will complement existing Metrobus routes with fast and limited stop service. Passengers with SmarTrip cards will now be able to ride from Skyland to anywhere the Circulator travels for $1.

“When you provide better transit service and improve mobility, there are a host of benefits — not the least of which is better access to jobs, “ Gray said in a statement. “This new route connects these communities east of the River-where jobs are scarce-with the employment centers across the District.”

The route will initially run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and will serve Wards 6, 7 and 8. In addition to connecting to several Metro stops, the new route will also connect to six Capital Bikeshare stations.

“The D.C. Circulator’s low fare, convenient schedule and unique styling make it very attractive and popular way to get around,” DDOT Director Terry Bellamy said in a statement. “In fact, more than 500,000 people ride Circulator buses every month now, and we’re confident that number will go up now that we can provide service to more neighborhoods. We welcome this new route to the Circulator family today and look forward to serving new customers.”

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