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.