Every day, Metrorail services more than 800,000 passengers in the DC metro area.
57% of DC employees live less than three miles away from a train station.
Set aside up to $300 per month before tax toward the use of public transportation (Metrorail, MARC, VRE, Amtrak, etc.) and save up to 40% on your commute to work. Ask your employer about the pre-tax transportation benefit.
In its first year of service, the DC Streetcar serviced more than 855,000 riders.
The Metrorail system is the third busiest in the United States, serving 91 stations in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
At the end of 2019, WMATA’s Metrorail received more than 182 million trips.
Discounts are available for rail-to-bus or bus-to-rail transfer—just use your SmarTrip® card on the bus to access the savings.
Order free Metrorail, VRE and MARC riders’ guides to help plan your trip by rail.
The Metrorail system undergoes scheduled trackwork during off-rush hours and weekends. Stay in the know at WMATA.com.
BLUE/YELLOW LINE CONSTRUCTION
Starting September 10, 2022 until May 2023, Metro will perform major construction to connect the future Potomac Yard Station with the mainline rail system and to rehabilitate the Yellow Line tunnel and bridge between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations. As a result, six stations south of National Airport on the Blue and Yellow Lines will be temporarily closed and free shuttle bus service will be available.
To best handle the modified rail service, commuters should prepare and educate themselves by knowing their transportation options. Download goDCgo’s Rider toolkit to learn about your alternatives.
Get real-time trip planning and departure information, service alerts, and live crowding reports in the palm of your hand. Activate the app using the 5-digit code provided by your building or employer. (If you have an Actionfigure Screen in your lobby providing transportation information, you’ll find the code there.)
Discover the convenience of traveling with Amtrak – The app provides simple and intuitive access to travel info
The ultimate transport app that uses open data, mobile, and payment technology to make transport sustainable and hassle free.
Real-time Metrorail and Metrobus predictions for planning trips in DC, Maryland, or Virginia.
Get real-time predictions for DC Metrorail, Metrobus, Arlington Transit (ART), DC Circulator, DC Streetcar, PG County-The Bus, Fairfax CUE, and UMD Shuttle. Keep track of your favorite stations and sort them however you like!
Explore DC Streetcar’s 2.2-mile trolley line along H St NE. This interactive map shows real-time data.
An official WMATA tool, Next Arrivals shows real-time arrival information for both Metrorail and Metrobus.
Transit is your real-time urban travel companion. Get accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders.
Compare and combine any transportation mode like the bus, train, taxi, metro, a personal or shared car or bike, motorcycle, or rideshare.
Buy and use tickets and passes for VRE Commuter Rail.
Browse the train schedules, see where stations are located, and get fare information. You can also get alerts from VRE and Twitter, and current train locations.
Receive up to three itineraries for getting to your destination by bus, rail, or both. Available on WMATA’s website.
On January 28, 1962, the original DC streetcar made its final run. In February 2016, DDOT launched the first new streetcar line connecting the H St. NE/Benning Road Corridor to the District. Rides are always FREE.
Read the rider basics on what to do before boarding and while riding DC Streetcar.
Find out when the next streetcar is due to arrive by using the system’s real-time Streetcar Tracker.
Streetcars run approximately every 12 minutes throughout the day.
Subscribe to the goDCgo Newsletter to receive District transportation updates and information.
METRO RIDING TIPS
WMATA’s transit system is convenient, accessible, and safe for people with disabilities and senior citizens age 65 and older. Learn about accessibility features and how to qualify for reduced fares.
With the DC Parking Cashout Law reporting deadline approaching on January 15, 2024, employers across the District are asking: do I need to report my compliance this year? To make this confusing time easier, we’ve put together a quiz to answer that question based on your company situation.
Do you drive your child to and from school every day? Are you tired of waiting in long lines for pickup/dropoff? Now that students have settled into the hustle and bustle of the new school year, it’s the perfect time to explore a new way to get your kids to school: Carpooling.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in our 2023 goDCgo Commuter Challenge. Over the last three months challenge 565 participants logged 38,062 sustainable trips; reducing 88 tons of CO2 in the District, burning 2.5 million calories, and saving $100,000 collectively. Choosing to commute around the District sustainably may seem like a small effort but together these choices have a huge impact! Thank you to our challenge participants for doing their part to help DC become the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the nation!
Another big thank you to our sponsors! Without them we couldn't have had such a fun an amazing commuter challenge. From free food coupons and complimentary dinners to staycations and sporting event tickets, our sponsors provided us with amazing monthly prizes.
In honor of this year’s Telework Week DC (March 6-10) that kicked off the month, we’re celebrating Telework in all of its forms including fully remote workers and those on a hybrid schedule. Although most DC employers aren’t fully remote, at least 35% of employers in the District are shifting to a hybrid policy. The hybrid model may be the best of both worlds for employers, employees, and the city, but it does present its own challenges.
With the January 2023 DC Parking Cashout reporting deadline in the rearview mirror, it’s time for employers to start preparing for what’s to come. The next step for employers varies based on which compliance option your organization chose. To help you navigate your next steps, we’ve outlined below what you need to do over the next year for each compliance option and exemption, and for those organizations that missed the deadline.
In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting Black-owned restaurants within the District and the ways you can get to them sustainably. Maybe you already have your favorites or are looking to try something new; either way, enjoying delightful cuisine at these restaurants is an opportunity to explore and indulge. It’s an excellent opportunity to celebrate Black History Month, and by traveling sustainably, it can have a lasting impact on our environment and communities. We hope you continue to explore Black-owned restaurants and businesses, not just in February but all year long.
The reporting deadline for the DC Parking Cashout Law has officially passed. We'd like to thank all our employers that worked hard over the past year to make sure their organization was compliant, and we're happy to have assisted more than 300 employers in the process. But we understand some employers may have missed the reporting deadline and are wondering what they should do and what to expect in the upcoming months. Well, you're in luck because we have the answers! Check out the guidance below from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for employers that missed the reporting deadline.
“If you missed the reporting deadline, please contact DDOT as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org. Employers who do not contact DDOT or submit a report on time will be audited to determine compliance status. Fines will not be levied at this time, but DDOT will work with non-compliant employers to come into compliance.”
Have additional questions? Reach out to DDOT directly by emailing email@example.com.
In April 2020, the Transportation Benefits Equity Amendment Act of 2020, also referred to as the DC Parking Cashout Law was signed into law by Mayor Bowser . This law encourages sustainable transportation use and reduces driving alone to work in DC. As the first reporting deadline nears, goDCgo is here to help employers understand the law and become compliant. Read on to learn the most important things you need to know about this law.
As they say, all good things must come to an end, right? While this will be the final piece of our blog series, the list of Washington, DC coffee shops is ongoing and here to stay! You never know what new shop will pop up in the city, so stay on the lookout. In the meantime, goDCgo recommends reviewing these local cafés below and grabbing your next cup of joe by foot, bike, bus, streetcar, or Metro. And in case you missed it, you can still check out Part I and Part II of this series for even more coffee stops.
The District of Columbia is attracting new residential, commercial, and retail development, and redevelopment at an unprecedented pace. While this activity has many benefits, it also increases traffic to/from and within our nation's capital. To enhance the quality of life for residents, commuters, and visitors, the District issues zoning orders that require buildings to implement sustainable transportation services and programs that reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles (SOV), also known as Transportation Demand Management (TDM).