Originally Posted by Newport Red
I'm curious why you included the US-50 corridor. Metro's 28 route from the East End to Milford only goes to Fairfax on the weekends. It seems like the demand isn't there.
Buses and Trains are apples and oranges when it comes to ridership. I know tons of people in DC who took the Metro every day who would never think of setting foot on mass transit if it meant they'd have to be on a bus.
It's 99% a perception issue -- I think buses are negatively associated as a transportation method for the poor while trains / subways are considered "more acceptable" for the middle class.