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Mass Transit in DC

The District Department of Transportation provides a broad array of transit services for residents, workers and visitors to efficiently and affordably move about the District. DC Circulator buses crisscross the city today, and DC Streetcars will run once again in the not-too-distant future. DDOT also helps District students get to school through the Transit Subsidy Program, and DDOT funds Metrorail and Metrobus service in the District and works closely with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to make service improvements for riders.

Bus Shelter Program - bus shelter in front of apartment building with melting snow on groundBus Shelter Program

DDOT is currently replacing all of the bus shelters in the District with new, modern shelters, under a 20-year agreement with Clear Channel.

DC Circulator - Circulator red busDC Circulator

The Circulator's distinct red buses are unlike any other public transit around town—with low floors, big windows, and multiple doors for easy on-and-off service.

DC Streetcar - Red streetcarDC Streetcar

DDOT has started construction of two streetcar lines and has an ambitious plan to reestablish streetcar service across the District.
 

DC Circulator - Circulator red busK Street Reconstruction and Revitalization

The K Street Reconstruction and Revitalization is an exciting project that would reconfigure one of the District's major east-west corridors, K Street, NW, with vast improvements to benefit mass transit passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Metrobus Express Service busMetrobus Express Service

The Metro Express was developed by DDOT and WMATA to provide faster, limited-stop bus service for District residents in heavily traveled corridors.

The District of Columbia Alternative Analysis - DCAA coverThe District of Columbia Alternative Analysis (DCAA)

The DCAA is a comprehensive evaluation of surface transportation alternatives to meet the intra-city access and mobility needs of DC residents, employees and visitors.

DDOT School Transit Subsidy Program - graphic of a bus with children queued up to go to schoolSchool Transit Subsidy Program

The School Transit Subsidy Program provides reduced fares for District students who use Metrobus, Metrorail, or the Circulator to travel to and from school.

Transportation for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Program - man in wheelchair preparing to access the back of a white vanTransportation for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Program

A federally funded program to assist organizations that provide transportation for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Tri-state Oversight Committee - logoTri-state Oversight Committee (TOC)

The Tri-state Oversight Committee (TOC) is the State Safety Oversight (SSO) agency for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system.

Union Station Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) - coverUnion Station Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC)

the Union Station Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) Feasibility Study was designed to investigate the development, design and construction of a new transportation hub at Union Station.

WMATA Governance Reform - sealWMATA Governance Reform

The District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland share responsibility for mass transit services operated by the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA).