COVID-19 and Transit Service
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be an ongoing, ever-changing situation for the region. Regional transit service is evolving in response to the recommendations from national, state and local health agencies. Below are links with more information from each transit system.
Wearing masks on public transportation is no longer required, but it is encouraged.
Recent customer impacts to Metrobus service
Starting September 5, 2021, Metro will add more buses and trains and offer discounts
Late-night Metrobus service expands, additional service restored starting Sunday
Board finance and capital committee approves budget that maintains service improvements to support regional recovery
Metrobus to expand service on weekdays, restore additional routes on weekends effective March 14
Metro seeks public input on proposed budget to support regional recovery amid pandemic-related financial constraints
ART - ARLINGTON TRANSIT
COVID-19 Service Changes and Information
Arlington Transit returns to full bus service on September 7
Federal Face Mask Mandate for Transit Users Effective February 2
Fare Collection and Front Door Boarding to Resume on ART Buses Starting January 3
ART Bus Service to Increase Starting on August 23
ART is working to keep passengers safe (VIDEO)
DC Circulator National Mall Route Service Restored
Mayor Bowser Extends DC Circulator Service Hours
DDOT to Adjust DC Circulator Operating Hours
DDOT Suspends Late Night Weekend Service on DC Circulator
DDOT Suspends DC Circulator Fares
Passenger safety and health is DC Streetcar’s priority
VIRGINIA RAILWAY EXPRESS - VRE
VRE to return to full service effective June 1 (PDF)
VRE will be adding one northbound and one southbound trip to the Fredericksburg Line "S" schedule on July 27
VRE operates at a reduced "S" schedule level
VRE Takes Additional Steps to Protect Passenger Health and Safety (PDF)
VRE Coronavirus Health & Safety Guidance
DASH COVID-19 News and Updates
Fairfax Connector Resumes Fare Collection, Launches New and Enhanced Service January 4, 2021
Fairfax Connector Returns to Full Service, Launches New and Enhanced Bus Routes on August 29
Fairfax Connector Passengers Urged to Wear Face Coverings on Buses
Fairfax Connector Temporarily Suspends Fare Collection, Requires Rear Door Boarding
Fairfax Connector Prepares for and Takes Steps to Prevent Spread of COVID-19
LOUDOUN COUNTY TRANSIT
Transit Customer Information Regarding COVID-19
Service Changes for Loudoun County Transit
OmniRide's Efforts Against COVID-19
MONTGOMERY COUNTY RIDE ON
Montgomery County Government COVID 19 information
Ride On Service Expanded on August 2
Montgomery County Transportation Changes, Updates, and Resources for COVID-19
MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION (MARC TRAIN & MTA BUS)
MDOT MTA Service Advisory - COVID 19 Update, January 13, 2022
Commuter Bus Resumes Service on Select Routes
Coronavirus Health & Safety Guidance
We’re Honored You Trust Us on Your Journey
DDOT: Capital Bikeshare Offers Free Memberships for Essential Workers in DC Region
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Traveler Update on COVID-19
RULES FOR RIDING TRANSIT
When traveling by bus:
- Front door boarding and fare collection resumed on ART and Metrobus.
- Stay 6 feet away from others if you can on the bus or train and while waiting for it to arrive.
- Wear a face covering when in public and while on the bus or train.
In addition, the Centers for Disease Control recommends you do the following:
- Get vaccinated.
- Wear a mask or face covering when in public.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- If you're experiencing symptoms and have traveled to areas of concern (or have been in contact with someone who has), call ahead to your health-care provider before you go in person.
Visit the CDC web site for more information.
Visit Virginia Department of Health for vaccination information.