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Proposed DC Circulator expansion survives DC budget vote

The service will expand to Ward 7 with the approval of the DC Council.
Credit: WUSA

WASHINGTON -- The DC Council has voted to approve the city's upcoming budget. Some transportation proposals made the cut, while others did not.

According to a spokesperson with Councilmember Mary Cheh's office, the DC Circulator will still expand into Ward 7. The issue became a point of contention when the locals in Northeast and Southeast criticized the city for previously taking the service out of their communities.

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But, one popular DC Circulator perk will likely not stay around in the next fiscal year: The free rides Mayor Muriel Bowser announced as a feature of the DC Circulator this spring are expected to discontinue in the fall. The service did not receive funding in the budget.

Another major Bowser proposal was put on hold too. The plan to add dedicated bus lanes to K Street Northwest in downtown DC also did not receive funding in the fiscal year 2020 budget.

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