39% of commuters in the Washington, DC area leave their car at home and opt for public transit, biking, walking, ridesharing, and teleworking.
Emissions could be reduced by up to 20% if you choose to take public transportation, bike or telework one day each week.
97% of DC-area bike commuters report a satisfied—happier, more stress-free—commute.
Two out of three DC businesses offer commuter benefits to their employees—saving them time and money.
40% of District employees live within one mile of a train station, e.g., Metrorail, VRE, MARC and Amtrak.
Set up an account at CommuterDirect.com to place renewable orders and automatically receive the tickets and passes you need for your commute.
Become a Commuter Connections user to access four free rides each year in the event of an emergency or unscheduled overtime.
Join the 255,000+ DC-area employees that telework on a daily basis to help reduce the region’s traffic and emissions.
Purchase a WMATA SmarTrip® card to be used interchangeably throughout Washington, Baltimore and the surrounding region.
Many DC employers offer financial assistance, tools and incentives that save you money, time and stress on your commute. Commuter benefits include tax-free subsidies, corporate Capital Bikeshare memberships and telework arrangements. Ask your HR department which benefits are available to you.
Organizations with 20 or more employees in the District of Columbia are required to offer commuter benefits to their employees. This Law could help you save up to $1,000 a year on your commute costs.
Download this Justification Letter to communicate to your employer that setting up a commuter benefits program is mutually beneficial. You can also share our Commuter Benefits Employer Toolkit with your employer and encourage them to contact goDCgo’s Employer Services team—we’re happy to walk them through the setup process. Compliance with the law is mandatory. If your employer has 20+ employees but does not offer commuter benefits, contact the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) Office of Wage-Hour at 202.671.1880 or OWH.email@example.com.
Employers may offer a wide variety of benefits to make commuting easier, such as:
Employers may also provide innovative programs, including:
Employers may offer on-site amenities, including:
Savings on your commute will depend on the type of commuter benefits program offered by your employer. In general, employees who participate in a pre-tax commuter benefit can expect to save up to 35-40% per month. Contact your HR department for your programs’ specifics.
Enrolling in a commuter benefits program is usually fast and easy. Consult your organization’s HR department to learn about existing commuter benefits programs. If your workplace does not currently offer these benefits, use our template justification letter to communicate that setting up a program is mutually beneficial. You can also share our Commuter Benefits Employer Toolkit and let goDCgo’s Employer Services team walk your employer through the setup process.
Each day, thousands of DC residents opt for public transit, biking, walking, ridesharing, and teleworking. Making informed choices about your daily commute helps to make the District healthier and more sustainable. Be the solution and explore alternative travel options!
Ever wonder how much money you can save by cutting your commuting costs? We’ve got your answers on scoring #CommuterCash. Look at how you can save and think of the possibilities ahead!
Finding a good route is important when you are trying to get around the region by bike. Fortunately, there are maps, apps, websites and tools to help you find your way. Listed below are some of our favorites. We are always looking for great apps and resources to add to our collection. Contact us with your suggestions.
A robust, interactive transit map that shows metropolitan DC’s complete bike network. From bike-friendly roads to dirt paths and trails, this handy tool will help you get going on two wheels.
Web tool helping you find safer bike routes.
Ride Report tracks your miles, maps your routes and awards ride streaks for your daily errands and commutes.
Map specializing in bike shops, trail access, incidents and DC routes.
Search bike routes submitted by other cyclists.
Allows you to view all station locations and the number of available bikes and docks, purchase a pass, unlock a bike, and ride right away!
Social network connecting runners and cyclists through the sports they love.
Web tool identifying bike parking locations throughout the Washington, DC region.
Continuous automatic counter to detect and record bicycle volumes in the DC area.
The metro DC area offers a robust network of local and regional bus systems getting you to and around the city. Explore your options below to find a route that works best for you. We’re on the hunt for additional apps and resources to add to our collection. Contact us with your suggestions.
Locate nearby bus stops, learn if a bus is going one’s way and even save favorite stops
Locate stations and bus stops nearby and plan ahead with real-time predictions for every Metro station and bus stop.
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!
See how much you can save by taking Metro versus driving
Receive up to three itineraries for getting to your destination by bus, rail or both
Whether you’re traveling by train, Metrorail or streetcar, the below maps, apps, websites and tools will help you find your way around the region by rail. Have an app or resource suggestion? Contact us with the details!
Discover the convenience of traveling with Amtrak – The app provides simple and intuitive access to travel info
Real-time predictions for the DC-area transit including Metro, DC Circulator and other regional operators
Find the nearest Metrorail station, train arrivals, station entrances and fare info with this handy app
Explore DC Streetcar’s 2.2-mile trolley line along H St NE – This interactive map shows real-time data
Sign up to be the first to know about Metrorail, Metrobus or MetroAccess delays, service adjustments and detours
This trip planner shows Metro fares and travel times including walking directions and transfers
An official WMATA tool, Next Arrivals shows real-time arrival information for both Metrorail and Metrobus
The official app of the District Department of Transportion, this trip planner features real-time info…
Buy and use tickets and passes for VRE Commuter Rail
Browse VRE schedules, find stations and view fares
Today, travelling by car doesn’t need to mean travelling alone. Share the ride, hail a cab or borrow a vehicle using the apps and tools below. See something missing? Let us know!
A free service for connecting commuters, cross country travelers and people running quick errands.
Plan your trip ahead of time with goDCgo’s Transit Map – find parking lots near area transit.
Share the ride with others going the same way, and pay up to 60% less.
Easily find on- and off-street parking in DC. Use filters to search for parking spaces by price per hour and/or time period.
Quickly find and reserve parking in DC, particularly convenient when going to events or visiting.
Pay for metered parking with the tap of a finger — get parking session expiration warnings and more.
Discover slugging locations near you and request a slug pick-up. Enjoy a forum where users discuss all things slugging.
Ride 24 hours a day, 7 days a week anywhere in Washington, DC. Ride from just $2.95.
Share your ride and split the cost of your trip with another Uber rider headed in the same direction.
Did you know DC is the 7th most walkable city in the nation? Take advantage of the region’s pedestrian network by tapping into the below websites, maps and tools. Have something to add? Reach out with your suggestions.
A robust, interactive transit map that shows metropolitan DC’s complete network of paths, trails and more
Walk Score rates neighborhoods based on the ease of walking to shops, restaurants and other…
The Pocket Guide to Transportation is a compilation of statistics that provides key info for the U.S. transportation system…
Find fitness at your own pace – Plan, track, study and share your journey with Under Armour’s MapMyWalk
Looking to change up your commute? Our map has all of the information you need to plan out a new route.GET TO KNOW YOUR OPTIONS
Mayor Bowser announced that all rides on the DC Circulator will be free during #FairShotFebruary.