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Officials from both D.C. and Montgomery County cut the ribbon on the K9 line on Monday.
Officials from both D.C. and Montgomery County cut the ribbon on the K9 line on Monday.

Metro bus riders are getting what they've wanted for years: extra rush hour service along New Hampshire Avenue between Maryland and D.C.

Lynn Mason moved from Fort Totten to Montgomery County seven years ago, leaving her with one commuting option: the crowded K6 line.

"I don't even like to ride it and sometimes it doesn't come on time," Mason says.  "You have to wait a really long for the K6. I get on in Montgomery County in White Oak at the beginning of the line and it's bad."

Now Mason and her fellow passengers can take the K9, which will serve about half the local stops along the New Hampshire Avenue corridor from Northwest Park to the Fort Totten Metro station. 

"We listened to our customers," says Richard Sarles, Metro's general manager. "We think we are bringing to them what they've asked for, a faster trip, a more reliable trip."

The K9 is the first piece of a bus rapid transit system that Metro hopes to extend to the FDA campus in White Oak as well as a connection to the future Purple Line.

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