D.C. residents living east of the Anacostia River may very well see the Circulator bus making stops in their neighborhood after all.

The Washington Business Journal reported yesterday that D.C. Department of Transportation officials are in discussions with the Anacostia Economic Development Corp. over a proposed Circulator route between Barracks Row in Capitol Hill and the Anacostia and Congress Heights Metro stations.

Two weeks ago, a D.C. Council committee voted to expand Circulator service across the Potomac into Arlington, Va., while rejecting the idea of a route into Southeast, as proposed in an amendment by Councilmember Kwame Brown. Brown said he would continue to push for such a route.

John Lisle, spokesman for DDOT, told the Washington Business Journal that the department’s plans have nothing to do with Brown’s amendment and that a proposal to bring the Circulator into Southeast has been in the works.

If plans progress—so far, it’s unclear where the funding would come from—the “East of the River” route would be the sixth in the bus system.

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