Starting today, a new limited-stop express bus route will operate between Capitol Heights Metrorail Station and Metro Center (New York Avenue & 12th Street NW) -- running along the H Street corridor, through Chinatown, and into downtown along H Street NW. Service will operate in both directions at a frequency of every 15 minutes. Westbound trips will leave Capitol Heights between 6:15 and 9:00 a.m. and between 3:43 and 6:19 p.m. Eastbound trips will leave New York Avenue & 12th Street between 6:30 and 8:50 a.m. and between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Westbound buses from H Street will run with stops on H Street at 14th St and 8th St NE to into NW Washington with stops at Chinatown and 13th Street NW before turning around.
This should be welcome news for H Street commuters and hopefully the hours will be expanded, particularly later into the evening, before long.
Eastbound buses will begin at south side of the 1200 block of New York Avenue NW to H Street NW with stops at 7th St NW, North Capitol Street, 8th St NE, and 14th St NE, before continuing down Benning Road, to Minnesota Avenue, and out to the Capitol Heights Station.
Westbound and eastbound buses will serve only the following stops: Minnesota Ave Station, Minnesota Avenue & Benning Road NE, two stops on Benning Road NE at 19th Street and at 16th Street (westbound)/15th Street (eastbound), two stops on H Street NE at 14th Street and at 8th Street, four westbound and three eastbound stops on H Street NW at North Capitol Street, 7th Street, 11 th and 13th Streets (westbound) and 9th Street (eastbound), and at New York Avenue & 12th Street NW.