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Two weeks ago, City Desk reported that the Wisconsin Avenue portion of the Georgetown Circulator was to be discontinued due to budget constraints and a lack of riders. In response to the cut, Georgetown residents complained that their transportation service had been halved in two years, and also argued that the schools along the line, in addition to the opening of a newly renovated Safeway, necessitated additional public transportation.
Looks like their pleas have been answered: the Georgetown Metropolitan reported this week that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has saved the Circulator from its Oct. 4 doomsday. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, who met with Mayor Fenty to reverse the decision, said: “The great outpouring of support from the DC Circulator ridership has once again ensured the continued service of this vital transportation option along the Wisconsin Avenue corridor.”
More information on the nail-biting rescue can be found at the blog, the Georgetown Voice.