Washington, DC Civic - Services - Washington, DC, USA

Support for human needs and infrastructure
  • Transport: Washington offers a variety of transit options; it is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country and is part of the transit-rich eastern seaboard corridor including Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia
    • Metro Transit: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; operates rail and bus transit networks; serves DC, Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland; and Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties in Virginia
    • Metro Airports: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Washington Dulles International (IAD)
    • capital bikeshare: Bicycle sharing system; share a bike in Arlington County, VA and DC
    • Car Free: Possible in DC; with great walkability and extensive transit systems, you could easily live without a car in DC
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
    • BWI Airport: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)
    • Circulator: The one-dollar crosstown get-around; bus service along east-west K Street/Mass Ave NW corridor and 7th street south from Mt Vernon Place transfer
    • Streetcars: In-development streetcar system; streetcars were previously dismantled from DC in 1962
    • Tourmobile: Bus service to tourist attractions; narrated shuttle tours of sites of interest in DC
    • Commuter Connections: Regional transit information; transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling, vanpooling, telework; coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
    • CommuterPage: Transit information Arlington; presented by Arlington County, Virginia; information about mass transit, carpooling and vanpooling, bicycling, walking, telecommuting/telework, and other alternatives to driving alone
    • StationMasters: Metrorail Station neighborhoods; information about Metrorail stations and sites of interest near them
    • Washington Flyer: Bus service Dulles airport to Falls Church Metro
    • DASH: Alexandria, Virginia Transit Company; bus service in and around Alexandria
    • Virginia Railway: Virginia Railway Express; provides commuter rail service from the Northern Virginia suburbs to Alexandria, Crystal City and downtown Washington, DC; partnership of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission
    • Maryland MTA: Maryland Transit Administration; provides a network of transit and rail and freight services throughout Maryland
    • Amtrak: Amtrak passenger train service; from DC's Union Station; train service to destinations around the region and USA
    • Greyhound: National, commercial bus transit company; offers connections from DC to the United States, Canada, and Mexico
    • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including DC
    • Bus Junction: bus ticket search engine; gathers schedules and fares from bus carrier websites; covers Boston-NYC-Philadelphia-Baltimore-Washington
    • Peter Pan: Regional, commercial bus transit company; offers connections from DC to northeast cities including Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston
    • Vamoose: Vamoose Bus DC-NYC; express, non-stop bus service
  • Facilities: Institutions, units, organizations, or systems that build, distribute, plan, or and keep area resources or infrastructure working
    • Energy: DC Energy Office; works for energy efficiency; government of the District of Columbia
    • Public Service Comm: Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia; an independent District Government agency which regulates the electric, gas and telephone companies in DC
    • Water & Sewer: DC Water and Sewer Authority; provides potable water to DC and wastewater collection and treatment services to DC and other jurisdictions
    • Planning NCPC: National Capital Planning Commission; provides overall planning guidance for federal land and buildings in the National Capital Region
  • Human: Health and human services
    • Disability Guide: DC metro disability information resource; helps those with disabilities find the information they need for activities such as shopping, transit, tourism, recreation, supplies, hotels, employment, and entertainment
    • Military: Information for the Washington, DC area military community
    • Health: DC Department of Health
    • UPO: United Planning Organization; community action agency for Washington, DC; plans, coordinates, and implements human service programs
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
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