DC Circulator is Going Wild!

      May 06, 2019

      Let your wild side out for a ride. The DC Circulator has launched a Zoo Express Bus – its first-ever summer bus service to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo! Starting May 4 through September 30, 2019, this bus will provide FREE express service between the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station and the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The new service closes the ½ mile transit gap between the Metro and the northwestern portion of Connecticut Ave, providing access to the Zoo and all the shops, restaurants, and hotels in the area. ...

      New Traffic Signal System Gives Buses Priority

      March 22, 2019

      If you are one of the thousands of Metrobus riders throughout DC, you will be excited to know that DDOT just added a new way for buses to move through intersections before other traffic. By installing new “bus only” traffic signals, buses will have their own dedicated time to jump ahead of traffic at busy intersections. This means no more getting stuck behind other vehicles that could delay your schedule. ...

      Go Beyond the Blossoms with Circulator

      March 19, 2019

      Washington, DC’s iconic cherry blossoms will soon be in full bloom and with them comes the National Cherry Blossom Festival and all it has to offer. This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival will take place from March 20 to April 14, 2019. In addition to the abundance of festival activities, various restaurants and attractions across the District have partnered with the festival to bring the spirit of the season to the entire city....

      Cherry Blossom Festival: What to Know Before You Go

      March 14, 2019

      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 14, 2019 and we're here to provide you with all you should know before you go!...

      Are You Ready for Summer Platform Closures?

      March 06, 2019

      Are you a Metrorail rider in Alexandria or southern Fairfax County? Beginning on Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, September 8, 2019, the Yellow and Blue Lines will be shut down south of Ronald Reagan National Airport for full platform reconstruction and major station improvements. Customers should allow extra travel time and identify alternatives to using the affected Metrorail stations....

      Ride Smart with SmarTrip®

      February 05, 2019

      Do you ride the rail or bus? If not, now's the time to start! We encourage you to try transit this winter. Whether you're a rookie or a vet to public transit, we want to make sure you're familiar with all the perks that having a SmarTrip® card provides you with as a local transit rider. A SmarTrip® card is a durable, plastic, rechargeable farecard used to pay Metrorail and local bus system fares... and it's pretty "smart" because it keeps track of the value on the card!...

      Overcoming the First Mile, Last Mile in DC

      November 07, 2018

      FMLM may sound like a confusing medical term, but in the world of public transportation, it stands for “First Mile/Last Mile.” Getting to/from the primary mode of travel is a prevalent challenge that nearly all cities face while trying to plan for, and increase, the use of public transit. It can be a huge hurdle and is often what prevents people from using public transportation to begin with. First Mile, Last Mile refers to the commute distance from a person’s home (or starting point) to the transportation site and following the commute from said location to their final destination. For example, someone commuting into the District from Reston who wants to ride the Metro needs to get to the station from their house, ideally without driving alone in a car, and there’s oftentimes no perfect solution....

      How are you preparing for Car Free Day 2018?

      August 10, 2018

      Mark your calendars! Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22 are Car Free Days. Celebrated around the world, this is a free event in which people are encouraged to get around town without driving alone in cars. The entire community is invited to take different modes of transportation such as train, metro, bus, carpool, or bike. Or, maybe cut the commute completely and telework. The goal is to reduce traffic congestion, create a greener environment, reduce the demand for gasoline, and help people save money and reduce stress! Over 1,500 cities in 40 countries will participate in Car Free Day 2018....

      Transportation Guide to Audi Field

      July 12, 2018

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      Slug Lines and i-66 Incentives for loudoun County Commuters

      April 26, 2018

      With the launch of new rush-hour tolls on I-66 Inside the Beltway that began in December 2017, Loudoun County Commuter Services is supporting commuters who travel into the District using an alternative to driving alone with a new incentive program, I Share 66.  Commuters who sign up for a vanpool, carpool, or take the Loudoun County Transit Commuter Bus will receive special incentives for reducing single-occupancy vehicles:...

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