WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Union Station Opens New Bus Depot

Play associated audio
Various low-cost bus companies operating in D.C. used to just pull up to a curb and load passengers; now, they'll be leaving from Union Station in D.C.
Pete Thompson
Various low-cost bus companies operating in D.C. used to just pull up to a curb and load passengers; now, they'll be leaving from Union Station in D.C.

Many of D.C.'s low-fare bus services have relocated to Union Station, as the station officially opens its renovated bus depot today. Bolt Bus, DC2NY, Megabus, Sprinter Bus and Washington Deluxe will now all have departures from Union Station, relocating their stops from various corners and intersections around the city.

The bus depot renovation project cost $100,000, and will be financed by a ticket surcharge on bus tickets purchased from companies using the depot. A few bus companies were allowed to keep their stops in other part of the city -- DC2NY will still have a pickup and dropoff point near Dupont Circle in addition to Union Station, for example -- but about 70 percent of buses departing the city will now leave from Union Station.

The new depot is part of a plan to turn Union Station into a cutting edge transportation hub in D.C. 

NPR

Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
NPR

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
WAMU 88.5

To Replace Rep. Jim Moran, Virginia Democrats Raking In Big Bucks

The race has opened the door to an epic primary season that had 13 Democrats formally announcing their candidacy.
NPR

When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.