The new Wilson Bridge bus line
Starting in October, a new bus route could make it easier for Alexandrians to get to and from National Harbor and the new MGM Casino. A pilot program is set to launch later this year for a bus route between King Street and the National Harbor area, with buses traveling in each direction every 30 minutes. Service would start at 6 a.m. and continue until 1 a.m. At the June 28 City Council meeting, the council approved $566,000 for the pilot program. In spring 2017, the pilot’s ridership, cost recovery, future demand and demographics of the riders will factor into an assessment for whether to make the route permanent.