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The Downtown BID believes it has the solution to confusion about the Metrobus system: more bus routes. This month, the BID began touring community meetings to distribute route maps for its long-incubating Downtown Circulator, a system of four interlocking routes stretching from Georgetown to the Capitol. The Circulator buses, which are currently planned to debut next summer under Metro’s administration, will cost 50 cents and come every five minutes during the day. And they will apparently be in direct competition with Metro’s regular $1.10 bus offerings: The BID’s fliers show a “7th/9th Street Route” which largely replicates Metro’s 70 and 71 buses; the “K Street Route” runs to Georgetown roughly parallel to the D5. Metro spokesperson Lisa Farbstein says that the new system will “complement” existing service: “If we’re planning to work with these other groups, clearly we think it’s something that will improve transit in the city.” —Joe Dempsey