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      goDCgo is an initiative of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) that encourages the use of sustainable transportation. We provide complimentary transit resources and consulting services to DC organizations and commuters. Our goal serves to decrease traffic congestion, improve air quality and create a better quality of life in the DC area.
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      Do I Need to Comply with the DC Commuter Benefits Law During the Health Crisis?

      April 22, 2020

      In response to the public health crisis, many organizations are questioning if they are still required to comply with the DC Commuter Benefits Law during the health crisis. The answer is YES, compliance is still required despite the circumstances. The DC Commuter Benefits Law requires businesses (including non-profits) with 20 or more employees (full-time or part-time) in the District to offer commuter benefits. ...

      Metro Summer Shutdown: Orange/Silver Line Travel Alternatives

      April 16, 2020

      Prepare yourselves! This summer, WMATA will initiate phase two of its Platform Improvement Project by reconstructing platforms at four Orange Line stations and connecting the Silver Line to new stations in Metro's network. To finish the project on time, all stations west of Ballston will be closed starting Saturday, May 23, 2020: Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, East Falls Church, Wiehle-Reston East, Spring Hill, Greensboro, Tysons Corner, and McLean. Ballston-MU station will remain open and serve as the western destination on the Orange Line. Silver Line service will be temporarily suspended. You should allow extra travel time and start planning alternatives if your commute will be affected.* *Please be sure to check the transit providers' websites for any updates or changes to schedules given the public health crisis....

      Safety First: Social Distancing on DC Trails

      April 13, 2020

      Per Mayor Bowser's Stay-At-Home Order, residents are still permitted to engage in allowable recreational activities like walking and biking -- two excellent forms of exercise that allow you to practice safe social distancing in the District. ...

      Transportation Updates for Essential Travel Only

      April 07, 2020

      In the best interest of public safety during the health crisis, transportation providers nationwide have taken effective, protective measures to support the "stay home" advisory and to encourage safe social distancing. This includes aggressive cleaning and disinfecting protocols, temporarily pausing or reducing services, closing stations, and more. Please be advised that you should be traveling for ESSENTIAL TRIPS ONLY in Washington, DC which includes obtaining medical care that cannot be provided virtually; purchasing food and/or household goods; performing or accessing essential government functions; working at essential businesses; engaging in essential travel; or engaging in recreational activities, as defined by Mayor Muriel Bowser's Stay-At-Home Order. Below is a breakdown of limited transportation services in the District of Columbia:...

      WMATA Platform Improvement - Orange Line Closures

      March 25, 2020

      Though we're still a couple months away, pre-construction activity has already started for Metro's Platform Improvement Project this summer. This project will close three Orange Line stations in Virginia from Saturday, May 23 through Monday, September 7, 2020: Vienna, Dunn Loring, and East Falls Church. The West Falls Church Station will also undergo construction but will remain open to customers throughout the summer....

      The Bright Side to Being Indoors

      March 20, 2020

      Given the current health crisis, our liveliness may seem uncertain, especially not knowing when we’ll be able to roam free again. So, we encourage you to look on the bright side of being indoors and working from home! Whether you need activities to do after your work day or during your free time, there are many ways to keep yourself busy. Use this time to pursue a side business or hobby, binge watch your favorite Netflix series, organize your closet, learn a new language, and all those other things you've been saying you want to do but haven't had the time. Most of all, we encourage you to stay active!...

      Women Transforming Transportation

      March 08, 2020

      Initially, women were only celebrated on International Women's Day on March 8. In 1978, this day extended to become Women's History Week and the movement expanded nationwide as other communities initiated their own celebratory observations. Two years later, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. Subsequent presidents continued to proclaim a National Women’s History Week in March until 1987 when Congress passed a law designating March as Women’s History Month....

      Cherry Blossom Festival: What to Know Before You Go

      March 04, 2020

      Are you ready for one of DC’s largest spectator events? Every year, more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world travel to the District to witness a transformation — the annual blooming of the cherry blossom trees.* Gifted to our nation's capital by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in March 1912, more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees bring an explosion of life to the city and are celebrated with a series of events that are primarily FREE and open to the public. This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival will take place on March 20 to April 12, 2020 and we're here to provide you with all you should know before you go!** *The cherry blossoms are expected to hit peak bloom between March 21-24, 2020. **Festival event changes due to the health crisis can be found here. In light of the recent circumstances, the National Cherry Blossom Festival has launched a new virtual experience to bring the spirit of the blossoms to you and provide a way to enjoy springtime together, while being apart....

      Teleworking each day will keep the cars away!

      February 21, 2020

      Telework Week is coming up on March 2-6, 2020. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the benefits of teleworking, promote your organization's telework policy, or explore implementing a formal telework agreement. Providing the option for employees to telework is becoming the new norm at many organizations in the District and across the nation. Get on board with this workplace standard that is retaining and attracting top talent.   ...

      DC Ranks #1 Place to Visit in 2020: Prep for Guests

      February 05, 2020

      Of the New York Times' top 52 places to go in 2020, our very own Washington, DC came in at number one! You may be wondering, why now? Well, in addition to the city's already rich history, political precedence, memorials, monuments, and FREE exhibitions, DC culture is on the rise. Our nation's capital is one of the very few majority-minority cities in the country, so we have garnered a diverse culture of food, music, and art. Residents can barely keep up with all the new trending restaurants that are popping up with blended international influences. Now that our city has been nationally recognized as a top place to visit, hotels and lodging providers should prepare for an influx of visitors this year....

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