The District Department of Transportation said Friday that DC Circulator fares will be reinstated Oct. 1. DC Circulator fares were suspended through Sept. 30, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mayor Muriel Bowser set aside $6.5 million in funding for free DC Circulator service in her fiscal year 2022 budget proposal, according to a DDOT email. But the D.C. Council decided fares should be reinstated.
“We understand it has been a difficult week for people who depend on Metro in the region, and acknowledge the challenges our customers are experiencing,” Wiedefeld said. “We are working as quickly and safely as possible to inspect every wheel on the 7000-series railcars and it’s important to get that right.”
When transferring, bus rides will now be free for all routes except Fairfax Connector Express Service, which will be discounted $2 from the total fare when using a SmarTrip card or the SmarTrip App.
The Summit culminated a series of events to promote tools to safely improve ridership on transit systems while continuing to protect riders and workers across the nation.
Transit agencies in the New York City region are having to reinvent their railroads to adapt to the shift away from going to the office every day.
On Sept. 5, DASH will become the first transit agency in the D.C. area to end fares.
Fairfax County and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority have reached an agreement with a team of developers to add one million square feet of mixed-use development near a station on the Orange Line.
If you ride Metro and want to give the region’s rental bicycles a try, Metro and Capital Bikeshare have a deal for you: Those who sign up to pay their Metro fare virtually will get 10 free Capital Bikeshare rides.
Metro said that it is prepared to ramp up coronavirus testing of its workforce if their vaccination rates do not reach more than 70%
Montgomery County, Maryland, has been awarded a federal grant that will help develop an app that lets riders know the real-time status and occupancy of buses.
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