New Metrobus will connect Alexandria, National Harbor

A new bus route is set to begin this weekend in Maryland and Virginia. It's hoped it will reduce traffic ahead of the opening of the new MGM resort.

Metro General Manager Paul Weidefeld joined County Executive Rushern Baker and other local officials to celebrate the launch of the new NH2 Metrobus service.

Service will begin October 23, and will operate from both the King Street in Old Town Alexandria and Huntington metro stations to downtown National Harbor, the Gaylord National Resort and the brand new MGM National Harbor which is set to open on December 8th.