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

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
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