DC will begin fining drivers for using bus lanes

Washington drivers will receive a $100 fine if they drive, park, stand, or stop illegally in bus lanes starting Monday.

The new fine is the second phase in the District Department of Transportation’s and Washington Metro’s Clear Lanes program, which hopes to decrease travel times for Metrobuses by ensuring that bus lanes remain clear. The DDOT announced the new date for the penalty last week.

“We are excited about the start of the second phase of this program,” interim DDOT Director Sharon Kershbaum said in a statement. “Our goal with the Clear Lanes program is to demonstrate our commitment to strengthening our transportation network and helping residents who use public transportation get across the city faster and more efficiently.”

The new policy follows a $100 fine that went into effect in November for drivers illegally
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