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....

      Open Enrollment Season Is Here

      October 22, 2018

      Fall is officially here meaning its open enrollment season for many DC organizations. Whether you are a DC employer or an employee, take this time to check up on your commuter transportation benefits. ...

      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....

      Orange, Blue & Silver Line Disruptions

      August 08, 2018

      Beginning August 11 through August 29th, WMATA will be performing scheduled maintenance work along the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines resulting in reduced service to all stations on those lines. Due to single tracking, Orange and Silver line trains will operate every 20 minutes, including during your morning and afternoon commutes. The Blue line will only operate between Franconia-Springfield and Arlington Cemetery, with trains operating every 16 minutes during rush hour periods....

      No Red Line Service? No problem! 3 Alternate Routes

      July 10, 2018

      Beginning July 21, WMATA will be performing scheduled maintenance work along the Red Line, resulting in the closure of both the Brookland-CUA Metro Station and Rhode Island Ave Metro Station until September 3. There will be no Red Line service between Fort Totten and NOMA Metro stations during this time. To assist you with these commute disruptions, goDCgo has compiled 3 great alternative routes to help you navigate your commute. Try out one of the options below and tag us with #CommuteSmarterNotHarder during the shutdown for a chance to win a free month of Capital Bikeshare!   Bike the Metropolitan Branch Trail to Save Time and Money  20-minute commute from Fort Totten to NOMA, $2 per ride with Capital Bikeshare. Take the Metropolitan Branch Trail for an off-street trail (completely separated from car traffic for most of the way) stretching from Fort Totten to Union Station (see picture, right) where you can easily transfer to the Red Line. There is a Capital Bikeshare station at all four affected Metro stops, download the CaBi App to quickly purchase a $2 trip and be on your way in no time!  A Capital Bikeshare corral with unlimited parking will be available at 3rd St. NE and M St. NE from 8am-1pm, on Monday - Friday from 7/23 – 8/31, so you can easily drop off your bike. Dockless bikeshare or a scooter are other great alternatives for commuting. Express Buses and Shuttles Commute times will vary depending on traffic but the shuttles are free.  Free Shuttles will replace service between Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Ave, and NoMa-Gallaudet U stations. There will be additional express shuttles from Brookland and Rhode Island Ave to Metro Center, Gallery Place, and Union Station neighborhoods. The MetroExtra G9 usually operates only during rush hour, but during the shutdown will run at all times Metrorail is open. This route connects to Shaw-Howard & McPherson Square Metro stations. It will operate in a temporary dedicated bus lane on Rhode Island Avenue NE to allow buses to avoid congestion. P6 originates at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station, with connections to numerous downtown Metrorail stations. 80 stops at numerous Metrorail stations, including Brookland. Check out the map below for additional bus route options and this map for the free express shuttles. Alternative Rail Options MARC train, 30-minute commute and $5 one-way. Green and Yellow lines will be operating additional trains to accommodate riders that transfer between Fort Totten and Gallery Place to avoid the closed stations. The MARC Brunswick Line has a stop in Rockville Silver Spring before reaching Union Station where a connection can be made to Red Line. The MARC Brunswick Line operates on weekdays only. If you have additional questions, please tweet us @godcgo or email info@godcgo.com. WMATA has additional info here. ...

      It's National Bike Month!

      May 14, 2018

      May is National Bike Month. Why not get outside and enjoy Washington, DC on two wheels? A simple way to start is by commuting to work on your bike or exploring new trails on the weekend. If you want to get the whole family involved, try biking to school with your children or encourage them to bike to school with their friends. Bicycling to school keeps kids active and helps them form healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Plus, it will get them energized for a fun day of school! Here are some other ways to celebrate National Bike Month: National Bike Challenge 2018: Take your biking experience to the next level by participating in Love to Ride's National Bike Challenge.  Registration is FREE, so tell your friends and colleagues to join you for a fun, friendly challenge from May through September. Rally your team and ride! Bike to Work Day 2018: Register for Bike to Work Day on May 18 - the first 20,000 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. Be sure to stop by goDCgo's pit stop in Anacostia!  DC Bike Ride 2018: DC Bike Ride is the only day you can adventure around DC by bike with no cars. Register for this exciting event on May 19.  Take a WABA cycling class: Are you new to cycling? The Washington Area Bicyclists Association offers cycling classes for bikers of all levels. Whether you're a seasoned cycler or just starting out, WABA has a class for you. ...

      Are You Ready for Bike to Work Day 2018?

      April 24, 2018

      On Friday, May 18, 2018, the DC region will host its 20th annual Bike to Work Day to celebrate bicycling – a fun, healthy, and affordable way to get around! There will be over 100 pit stops along heavily used bike commuter routes to offer bicyclists a chance to stop for refreshments, giveaways, and bicycling information. ...

      Bikes, Bikes & More Bikes

      January 15, 2018

      It’s no secret that Washington, DC is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country. In addition to the abundance of bike lanes, trails, and infrastructure, there are also multiple biking options accessible in the District. ...

      2018 Ambassador Awards

      January 05, 2018

      goDCgo is excited to announce the call for nominations for its annual Ambassador Awards ceremony. Now in its second year, the Ambassador Awards recognize DC employers that have gone above and beyond to implement commuter benefits for their employees.   The ceremony will celebrate organizations who have shown a commitment to reducing single-occupancy vehicles to help make the District the healthiest and greenest city in the United States. Previous winners include National Geographic, Everybody Wins! DC, and Inter-American Development Bank. This year, the program will award organizations in eight nomination categories:...

      Get Downtown Faster on the NEW 59 Limited Bus

      December 21, 2017

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