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Metro may cut service to Southeast bus routes over rock-throwing incidents

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Metro may halt service to two Southeast D.C. bus routes because of several rock-throwing incidents. 

The DCist reports that the transit agency wants to cut a segment of the routes run by the W6 and W8 buses because of multiple incidents in which buses have been pelted with rocks, endangering the welfare of bus drivers and customers.

Several buses would stop turning into two residential neighborhoods off of Stanton Road, where the rock-throwing incidents would occur, after 8 p.m, the DCist reports.

Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel told the DCist, "We don't have exact statistics, but it would be safe to say that rock-throwing incidents occur several times a week, and sometimes on a daily basis. These incidents pose a safety risk to our customers, employees and vehicles."

Read more at the DCist.

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