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Thursday, January 15, 2009

WBJ: H Street Shuttle Arrives

The Business Journal reports on the new H Street shuttle.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

schedule?
stops?

npm said...

The article says "30-minute headway schedule" - in other words, every 30 minutes.

The X2 runs about every 15 - 20 minutes in the evening, so it's not clear to me what the benefit of the shuttle will be. Yes, they say they will have fewer stops, but if you have to wait another 15 minutes to get on the shuttle, that seems like it would offset any extra speed.

One possible benefit would be if it actually stuck to a schedule, so you would only have to stand in the street for a minute or two.

Anonymous said...

NPM, apparently the benefit is that this service will be FREE!

Anonymous said...

And it's not the horrible X2!

Anonymous said...

Guarantee you, since it's free, the experience will end up being worse than the X2.

I wish someone from Tommy Well's office would confirm whether this will be a free ride or not and if so, what are the justifications for making it a free ride.

mas said...

Check out dcist.com. They have the story and pictures on the new shuttle.

Anonymous said...

So is this officially running then?

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:51 - did you even read the damn article?

First sentence: "The new H Street shuttle service is launching Wednesday"

Anonymous said...

So meaning yesterday weds when the article was published or next weds after inaugeration?

yes i did read it, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Any word on the stops?

Rob said...

I think the benefit of it is if it stays on schedule, you can come drink on H and say ok we gotta be at so-and-so street at X o'clock and you know you'll have a nice free ride to the metro. It might make more people willing to come check out H St.

The drawback is that unless the basic laws of economics have been repealed or I've missed some important piece of information, it won't stay nice *and* free for very long. Here's hoping I'm dead wrong.

8th and El said...

I've yet to read an article telling where the stops on H ST are... Why is it so secret?

I overheard somebody talking about the shuttle at the Argo the other day. He seemed really excited, almost like this will be the catalyst H st needs to flourish. Not that it's not doing well already, but I hope the positive trends continue.

8th and El said...

PS, the guy I referenced seemed to be a business holder (or at the very least, a stakeholder) on H. Sorry. Gossip. Whatever.

Anonymous said...

Well said, Rob.

And yeah, I'm with 8th and El. Why the big secret? It's like they are purposely not saying. I'm not going to ride something if I don't know where it's going/stopping.

Anonymous said...

check some of the establishments on H for the schedule.. I know it is posted at the argo!

shuttle 2. gallery place, between
5th and 6th, 11th and H, atlas theater, argo, minnesota ave

shuttle 1. minn. ave, roses dream, martini lounge, 5th and H, gallery place

every half hour starting 5 ending when metro closes

H is for Happy said...

Thank goodness it is skipping the 8th and H transfer point!

Sorry about that, Anacostia peeps making the X2 transfer from the 90/92 headed for Gallery Place to terrorize yuppies taking in the "urban" experience.