Transit Appreciation Month

October 1, 2020    

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Do you take transit to work or hoping to do so soon? In celebration of October being Transit Appreciation month, we have you covered with tips and updates on everything you need to know before taking transit in the D.C Metro area.  

Whether you ride the bus or take the Metro on occasion, we want to keep you informed on new safety standards and rules in response to COVID-19 by providing you with transit information and tips to best inform your trip.   

Metro   

Your commute on the Metro has changed, and WMATA is taking action to keep you safer on-board. Visit WMATA’s website for more information and updates on service offerings.  

Bus   

Most bus services in the area are operating at reduced schedules and service capacities, and your typical bus route may not be in service. Be sure to visit your preferred bus service’s website below for up to date service changes and advisories.  

Metrobus   

Fairfax Connector  

OmniRide   

VRE   

ART  

DASH  

Tips for Commuting on Transit  

  • Familiarize Yourself with the New Schedules  

Visit your preferred transit service’s website to determine any changes to your typical route or schedule. Due to increased regulations, your commute may take longer than usual.   

  • Be Aware of New Regulations and Rules   

Be aware of new rules and social distancing standards on vehicles aimed at keeping you safe when riding.    

  • Limit Nonessential Touching of the Vehicle  

Limit non-essential touching of handles, seatbacks, straps, etc., and keep hand sanitizer handy.  

Helpful Transit Apps + Tools 

DC Metro and Bus App: App Store or Google Play  

Fairfax Connector BusTracker  

OmniRide: App Store or Google Play  

VRE Mobile   

ART RealTime Arrivals   

DASH Mobile App  

SmarTrip Card Information   

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