Buses on the 70 route are set to have four blocks of relatively unencumbered travel near Howard University starting next week.
Georgia Avenue NW, between Florida Avenue to Barry Place NW, is scheduled to lose lanes for normal northbound and southbound traffic Monday when the two, dedicated bus lanes go into effect, according to the D.C. Department of Transportation. The changes will allow buses of all types, taxis with passengers, emergency vehicles, paratransit service vehicles and bicycles to travel both directions on Georgia Avenue without having to drive with normal traffic.
The bus lanes, which will receive a coat of red paint in May, will be in operation Mondays to Saturdays from 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Unauthorized parking or traveling in the bus lanes, aside from making turns, can bring a $200 ticket.