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COMMUTER RESOURCES

Save on transit fares.

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  • Buy Transit Passes

    Set up an account at CommuterDirect.com to place renewable orders and automatically receive the tickets and passes you need for your commute.

  • Get a Guaranteed Ride Home

    Become a Commuter Connections user to access four free rides each year in the event of an emergency or unscheduled overtime.

  • Try Telework

    Join the 255,000+ DC-area employees that telework on a daily basis to help reduce the region’s traffic and emissions.

COMMUTER BENEFITS

Many DC employers offer financial assistance, tools and incentives that save you money, time and stress on your commute.

Commuter benefits include tax-free subsidies, corporate Capital Bikeshare memberships and telework arrangements. Ask your HR department which benefits are available to you.

Organizations with 20 or more employees in the District of Columbia are required to offer commuter benefits to their employees. This Law could help you save up to $1,000 a year on your commute costs.

  • Most commonly, employers allow you to set aside up to $255 per month on a pre-tax basis to cover commuting costs by public transit or vanpooling.
  • Many employers also choose to offer a tax-free subsidy for transit up to $255 per month.
  • Some employers also offer $20 per month tax-free subsidy for bicycling ($240 per year).

Download this justification letter to communicate to your employer that setting up a commuter benefits program is mutually beneficial. You can also share our Commuter Benefits Employer Toolkit with your employer and encourage them to contact goDCgo’s Employer Services team—we’re happy to walk them through the setup process.

Compliance with the law is mandatory. If your employer has 20+ employees but does not offer commuter benefits, contact the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) Office of Wage-Hour at 202.671.1880 or OWH.ask@dc.gov.

Employers may offer a wide variety of benefits to make commuting easier, such as:

  • Tax-free subsidized transit benefits, up to $255/month, for use on Metro, buses, commuter rail and vanpools
  • Tax-free Bicycle Commuter Benefit, up to $20/month, for bike-related commute expenses
  • Free or discounted Capital Bikeshare memberships for employees’ use on commute and personal trips
  • Free or discounted car-sharing memberships for employee’s to access shared vehicles throughout the city

Employers may also provide innovative programs, including:

  • Telework, where employees work from home or another remote location
  • Flex/alternative work schedules, where work hours can be shifted so staff can beat rush hour or compressed to a 3 or 4 day workweek
  • Ride-matching assistance, where employers pair commuters with similar routes to form a carpool or vanpool
  • Parking cash-out, where employers give cash in lieu of a parking spot

Employers may offer on-site amenities, including:

  • Bike storage and lockers
  • Showers
  • Real-time transit displays

Savings on your commute will depend on the type of commuter benefits program offered by your employer. In general, employees who participate in a pre-tax commuter benefit can expect to save up to 35-40% per month. Contact your HR department for your programs’ specifics.

Enrolling in a commuter benefits program is usually fast and easy. Consult your organization’s HR department to learn about existing commuter benefits programs.

If your workplace does not currently offer these benefits, use our template justification letter to communicate that setting up a program is mutually beneficial. You can also share our Commuter Benefits Employer Toolkit and let goDCgo’s Employer Services team walk your employer through the setup process.

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TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS & RESOURCES

Bike

Finding a good route is important when you are trying to get around the region by bike. Fortunately, there are maps, apps, websites and tools to help you find your way. Listed below are some of our favorites.

We are always looking for great apps and resources to add to our collection. Contact us with your suggestions.

State & District Maps

  • District of Columbia Bike Map PDF 16.59mb
  • Maryland Bike Map PDF 3.61mb
  • State of Virginia Bike Map PDF 8.57mb

City & County Maps

  • Arlington County, VA Bike Map PDF 3.8mb
  • City of Alexandria, VA Bike Map PDF 20.42mb
  • Fairfax County, VA Bike Map
  • Montgomery County, MD Bike Map PDF 2.66mb
  • Prince George’s County, MD Bike Map PDF 4.02mb
  • City of Takoma Park, MD Bike Map PDF 2.4mb
To order a printed version, visit CommuterPage.com. For bulk copies, visit our brochure requests center.
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  • A robust, interactive transit map that shows metropolitan DC’s complete bike network. From bike-friendly roads to dirt paths and trails, this handy tool will help you get going on two wheels.

  • Web tool helping you find safer bike routes.

  • Ride Report tracks your miles, maps your routes and awards ride streaks for your daily errands and commutes.

  • Map specializing in bike shops, trail access, incidents and DC routes.

  • Search bike routes submitted by other cyclists

  • Spotcycle

    Available on:   iOS Android

    App locating nearby Capital Bikeshare stations for bike and dock availabilities.

  • Strava

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Social network connecting runners and cyclists through the sports they love.

  • Web tool identifying bike parking locations throughout the Washington, DC region.

  • Continuous automatic counter to detect and record bicycle volumes in the DC area.

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Bus

The metro DC area offers a robust network of local and regional bus systems getting you to and around the city. Explore your options below to find a route that works best for you.

We’re on the hunt for additional apps and resources to add to our collection. Contact us with your suggestions.

WASHINGTON, DC

  • District of Columbia Bus Map PDF 972.004kb
  • Late Night Bus Map PDF 2.05mb
  • DC Circulator Service Map PDF 5.03mb

VIRGINIA

  • Virginia Bus Map PDF 955.606kb
  • DASH King Street Trolley Map PDF 434.78kb
  • CUE Bus Service Map PDF 3.8mb

MARYLAND

  • Montgomery County Bus Map PDF 898.822kb
  • Prince George’s County Bus Map PDF 861.412kb
  • Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center Map PDF 4.1mb
  • YTS Annapolis Commuter Bus Map PDF 3.01mb
  • Ride On System Map PDF 9.15mb
  • TheBus System Map PDF 3.45mb
To order a printed version, visit CommuterPage.com. For bulk copies, email info@godcgo.com.
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  • BusTrackDC

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Locate nearby bus stops, learn if a bus is going one’s way and even save favorite stops

  • Locate stations and bus stops nearby and plan ahead with real-time predictions for every Metro station and bus stop.

  • DC Metro Transit

    Available on:   Android

    Get real-time predictions for DC Metrorail, Metrobus, Arlington Transit (ART), DC Circulator, DC Streetcar, PG County-The Bus, Fairfax CUE, and UMD Shuttle. Keep track of your favorite stations and sort them however you like!

  • See how much you can save by taking Metro versus driving

  • Receive up to three itineraries for getting to your destination by bus, rail or both

MORE BUS INFO

Rail

Whether you’re traveling by train, Metrorail or streetcar, the below maps, apps, websites and tools will help you find your way around the region by rail.

Have an app or resource suggestion? Contact us with the details!

  • MARC Brunswick Line Map PDF 279.546kb
  • MARC Camden Line Map PDF 1.29mb
  • MARC Penn Line Map PDF 1.85mb
  • Metrorail System Map PDF 3.3mb
  • VRE System Map JPG 166.889kb
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  • Amtrak

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Discover the convenience of traveling with Amtrak – The app provides simple and intuitive access to travel info

  • Real-time predictions for the DC-area transit including Metro, DC Circulator and other regional operators

  • DC Rider

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Find the nearest Metrorail station, train arrivals, station entrances and fare info with this handy app

  • Explore DC Streetcar’s 2.2-mile trolley line along H St NE – This interactive map shows real-time data

  • Sign up to be the first to know about Metrorail, Metrobus or MetroAccess delays, service adjustments and detours

  • This trip planner shows Metro fares and travel times including walking directions and transfers

  • An official WMATA tool, Next Arrivals shows real-time arrival information for both Metrorail and Metrobus

  • rideDC

    Available on:   iOS Android

    The official app of the District Department of Transportion, this trip planner features real-time info…

  • VRE Mobile

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Buy and use tickets and passes for VRE Commuter Rail

  • VRE Rider

    Available on:   iOS

    Browse VRE schedules, find stations and view fares

MORE RAIL INFO

Car

Today, travelling by car doesn’t need to mean travelling alone. Share the ride, hail a cab or borrow a vehicle using the apps and tools below.

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  • DC Parking Zones Map PNG 582.031kb
  • Map of District HOV Lanes JPG 1.31mb
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  • eRideShare

    Available on:   Android iOS

    A free service for connecting commuters, cross country travelers and people running quick errands

  • Plan your trip ahead of time with goDCgo’s Transit Map – find parking lots near area transit

  • Lyft Line

    Available on:   Android iOS

    Share the ride with others going the same way, and pay up to 60% less

  • myTaxi

    Available on:   iOS Android

    myTaxi connects riders directly with cab drivers and charges regular cab fares based on service areas

  • Quickly find and reserve parking in DC, particularly convenient when going to events or visiting

  • Parkmobile

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Pay for metered parking with the tap of a finger – Get parking session expiration warnings and more

  • Sluglines

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Discover slugging locations near you and request a slug pickup – Enjoy a forum where users discuss all things slugging

  • uberPOOL

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Share your ride and split the cost of your trip with another Uber rider headed in the same direction

MORE CAR INFO

Walk

Did you know DC is the 7th most walkable city in the nation? Take advantage of the region’s pedestrian network by tapping into the below websites, maps and tools.

Have something to add? Reach out with your suggestions.

  • Metrorail Walking Map PNG 1.16mb
  • Pedestrian Network Map PDF 10.09mb
  • National Mall Walking Tour PDF 1.59mb
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  • A robust, interactive transit map that shows metropolitan DC’s complete network of paths, trails and more

  • Walk Score

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Walk Score rates neighborhoods based on the ease of walking to shops, restaurants and other…

  • The Pocket Guide to Transportation is a compilation of statistics that provides key info for the U.S. transportation system…

  • Find fitness at your own pace – Plan, track, study and share your journey with Under Armour’s MapMyWalk

MORE WALK INFO

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Looking to change up your commute? Our map has all of the information you need to plan out a new route.

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Thinking about carpooling but not sure where to start? You’re in luck! With the CarpoolNow app, you can simply request a carpool in the same way that ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft find you a driver—via your smartphone.

CarpoolNow is currently available for download on iOS and Android.

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