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Regional Planners Eye Stimulus Dollars For Bus Transit Improvements

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The centerpiece of the application calls for transforming K Street between 9th and 23rd streets in Northwest D.C. Two bus-only lanes would be constructed in the center of the busy street, with two regular lanes in each direction available for other traffic.

D.C. Councilman Phil Mendelson is president of the board of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. That's the group submitting the application. Mendelson says the changes would help buses move more swiftly through downtown D.C.

The plan would also create priority bus lanes in parts of Maryland and Virginia. And it would add more than 3,000 bicycles to a regional bike sharing program.

The application now moves on to the U.S. Department of Transportation, where it will compete for the coveted stimulus dollars.

Jessica Gould reports...

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