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District Department of Transportation

Mass Transit in the District of Columbia

DC Streetcar

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) provides a broad array of transit services for residents, workers and visitors to efficiently and affordably move about the District. DDOT helps District students get to school through the Kids Ride Free Program, DDOT funds Metrorail service in the District, works closely with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to make service improvements for riders, and DC Streetcars are running once more in the District.

Bus 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

The DC Circulator 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

Since 2016, the DC Streetcar has served the H Street/Benning Road corridor. 

Kids Ride Free Program

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

Transportation 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 (TOC)

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

WMATA Governance Reform

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