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:...

      Is your SmarTrip Card prepared (to not have a negative balance)?

      January 09, 2018

      Beginning January 8,  2018, WMATA’s Metro's fare system will no longer allow customers to carry a negative balance on a SmarTrip card for Metrobus and Metrorail. ...

      Get Downtown Faster on the NEW 59 Limited Bus

      December 21, 2017

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      Overcoming the First Mile, Last Mile in DC

      October 09, 2017

      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....

      leave the car at home

      September 20, 2017

      International Car Free Day is only a few short days away on Friday, September 22, 2017. People across the world in over 40 countries will come together and leave the car keys at home for a day to do their part in making the world a little more green and the roads a lot less congested....

      How are you preparing for Car Free Day?

      September 11, 2017

      Mark your calendars! Friday, September 22 is Car Free Day. 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 2017....

      Four Major Changes Coming to Metro June 25

      May 15, 2017

      In early 2017, Metro's Board of Directors approved four major changes to the Metro system: a fare increase, updated schedule, altered hours of operation and the renaming of two popular stations....

      Who's Ready for a (Green) Challenge?

      April 20, 2017

      In an effort to encourage awareness for green commuting, the Big Green Commute is an organizational challenge encouraging the adoption of eco-friendly travel to and from work.  For several years, ZGF Architects has sponsored an internal competition among its six offices (Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC and Vancouver, BC) to see who has the greenest commute. This competition, dubbed the Big Green Commute (BGC), has evolved over the years into a week-long effort that now includes other DC firms and organizations....

      Explore DC Beyond the Blossoms with the DC Circulator

      March 16, 2017

      The National Cherry Blossom Festival has arrived and the whole city is in bloom! From March 15th to April 16th, Washington, DC transforms into a city transfixed by pink petals, as the Festival partners with restaurants and attractions District-wide to bring the spirit of the season to the entire city. We’ve referenced the National Mall route as the best way to get to the Tidal Basin this season, but the DC Circulator is also a great way to explore the city beyond the blossoms. Six simple routes connect exciting neighborhoods all over the city, from Georgetown to Downtown, Adams Morgan to Capitol Hill and beyond. Here are a few of our recommendations for getting around via the DC Circulator this cherry blossom season:...

      SafeTrack Surge 10: More than 3 weeks of closures for  138,000 Red Line commuters

      October 18, 2016

      SafeTrack Surge 10 is returning to the District with a full closure of Metrorail’s Red Line between Fort Totten and NoMa-Galladuet stations from Saturday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 22.  For 25 days, Metrorail service will be dramatically reduced and two stations – Brookland and Rhode Island – will be closed. Click here to listento the previously recorded SafeTrack Surge10 Employer Webinar....

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