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DDOT Releases Upgraded Version of the rideDC Trip Planner

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Redesigned mobile app can help users navigate the District during SafeTrack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts

Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has released an updated version of its rideDC Trip Planner, a mobile application designed to help residents and visitors navigate around the District. The newly updated app will be especially helpful as riders explore different transportation options during WMATA’s SafeTrack repair program.

The rideDC Trip Planner has been redesigned to be more user friendly. It features real-time rail and bus arrivals, as well as current bus locations. The application is map centric and contains a trip planner feature that allows users to chart a course between two destinations using a variety of transit options, including Metrorail, Metrobus and Capital Bikeshare. Transit options are also available in table format that features route destination information and arrival times for all modes except Capital Bikeshare.

“After last year's release of the rideDC Trip Planner we received great feedback and interest from our users, and relied on that input to make the app better," said DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo. “Reliability and integrity of data are key goals for us as we strive to provide real-time arrival information for the DC Circulator and for the first time, the DC Streetcar."  

The rideDC Trip Planner is a public service, not for-profit application, and does not sell users' personal data, read users' contacts, or confidential information.

The new version of the rideDC Trip planner is currently available for free for iOS and Android smartphones.

To download the rideDC Trip Planner, please visit iTunes or Google Play.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. 

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