I'm afraid our council members have expressed that they are not interested in pursuing the Circulator idea. As a result, any visitor or resident will have to navigate the four or five routes that, in pieces and with a Minimum of 25-min wait time, get riders to-and-from our major destinations and metro stations. In addition, all systems barely provide service during the weekends. Those that do have a 1-hour waiting time between pick-ups. Just add this weather and the lack of attraction compounds.

This makes no sense and demonstrates a lack of vision and constructive thinking from our leaders. With constructive negotiations and stronger thought-leadership, we can definitely have a single system connect us to neighboring communities. A key ingredient to growing our attractiveness in the DC region is access and circulation-which we are not currently efficient at providing. Just ask any one of us who actually ride in our bus networks. Proper infrastructure drives attractiveness.

Please really “Speak-Up” and contact the council members with me to voice your concerns.

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Laura Reams admin 3 months ago

Hi David,

Thanks for your post. On Wednesday, January 18th the Council will discuss a proposal submitted by Council President Haba to allocate FY-2018 funding toward a feasibility study for the establishment of a circulator bus. We warmly invite you (and others) to address the Council during public comment at that meeting to share your thoughts on the Circulator. Public Comment will be held at approximately 8 p.m. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may submit public comment to cityclerk@hyattsville.org or submit an online comment at speakuphvl.com/meetings between 5 p.m. on Friday, January 13 through 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18.

You may obtain more information on the proposal in the City Council Packet for the January 18 meeting. The Council packet will be published to the City’s website and by 5 p.m on January 13. We hope to see you at the meeting!

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