You can find dockless bikes and scooters, bus stops, Capital Bikeshare stations, and Metro stations across all eight wards of the District. Qualified disabled and senior residents may also get assistance from WMATA’s bus and rail services.
Explore the many accessible transportation options for DC residents who are age 65 and older, living with disabilities, or considered low-income.
The District offers programs that enable more equitable access to transportation. There are free and discount programs for eligible residents to use Capital Bikeshare, dockless bikes, electric scooters, and public transit.
DC has a number of transportation programs in place that provide free or discounted access to the city’s alternative transportation options. Here’s a quick resource guide available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Amharic, and Vietnamese.
WMATA is committed to helping customers with disabilities use the Metrobus and Metrorail systems for travel around the region. Learn about their accessibility programs and features.
Eligible DC veterans seeking educational, health, employment, food distribution, or housing services can get FREE rideshare trips through the VetsRide program.
Transportation equity is the shared and just distribution of benefits and burdens when planning for and investing in transportation infrastructure and services. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to elevating and advancing transportation equity to ensure public investments in transportation justly benefit all residents, visitors, and commuters.
Review DDOT’s equity statement and learn about their committed efforts to achieve transportation equity across all communities.
In the District, focused attention is given to historically under-resourced communities including people of color, individuals who identify as female, low-income residents, residents at risk of displacement, disabled residents, people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrant and refugee communities, youth, older adults, and people with limited English proficiency and literacy.
DDOT requires every permitted scooter company to make its vehicles available to everyone under the Low-Income Customer Plan. These companies must offer programs that reduce barriers to accessing dockless bikes and scooters, regardless of income. If eligible, you can get FREE unlimited 30-minue trips. To sign up, contact the individual operators:
There are two permitted moped operators in the District – Revel and Lime. Revel offers an Access Program that offers a 50% discount to eligible residents who actively participate in any local, state, or federal assistance programs. Revel also offers a 40% military discount for active duty members and veterans. Lime offers discounted fares through its Lime Access program, which can apply to any of its vehicles (dockless bikes, scooters, and mopeds).
Lime Able is an adaptive vehicle program designed for riders with unique ability needs. This is a great option if you are not comfortable or unable to utilize regular electric bikes or scooters; or require storage capabilities to carry vital medical equipment like a cane, braces, or oxygen equipment. Reserve a vehicle for up to 24 hours for FREE ($5 refundable deposit returned upon successful retrieval of device), delivered directly to a location of your choice.
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Do you regularly carpool, vanpool, ride a bike or scooter, walk, or take public transit to work? You’re entitled to four FREE guaranteed rides home in the event of an emergency or unscheduled overtime, courtesy of Commuter Connections.
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goDCgo is here to support sustainable transportation needs for all DC commuters and residents, regardless of age, ability, or income. In addition to providing complimentary resources about the alternative travel options available in the District, we have information on affordable, easily-accessible programs that can break down transportation barriers and help those with special mobility needs get to/from their communities and around the city. From adaptive vehicles, to shared rides, to the Metro, there's no limit to where you can go.
Now that students have recently returned to school, we want to make sure you know about all the ways they can get there -- for FREE! The Kids Ride Free (KRF) transit subsidy program allows students to ride the Metrobus, Metrorail, and DC Circulator to school and school-related events and activities within the District at NO COST. Have questions? goDCgo has the answers! Review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) below for more information.
#DCisOpen and resuming your commute to work is one of the things you are likely thinking about these days. If you haven't noticed already, traffic congestion is growing in the DC metro area, so you can save a ton of time by opting to take public transit instead. We understand any looming concerns, and we're here to assure you that the safety, health, and wellness of riders and the community continue to be the District's priority. To help you feel safer about using public transportation, goDCgo, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), DC Circulator, DC Streetcar, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) have teamed up to provide you with the latest information and updates to help you feel confident resuming your commute on public transit.
Many unsung heroes of the pandemic are our low-wage workers. More than 53 million people, or 44 percent of all workers ages 18 to 64 in the United States, earn low hourly wages. According to the Brookings Institute, a low wage is $17.26/hour, which working full-time equates to roughly $36,000/year. These are people who work at grocery stores, restaurants, and retail establishments; in building security; and at countless other jobs.
Washington, DC is heavily invested in providing affordable, alternative transportation options to residents across all eight wards of the city, regardless of income. To help meet that goal, DC has a number of transportation programs that provide discounted access to Capital Bikeshare, dockless vehicles such as scooters, and catching a cab, among others.
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