COVID-19 and Transit Service
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be an ongoing, ever-changing situation for the region. Regional transit systems are developing plans for their service in response to the recommendations from national, state and local health agencies. Below are links with more information from each transit system:
Metro to further reduce service hours starting Monday, April 6: Rail to close at 9 p.m. nightly, Bus service ends at 11 p.m.
Weekend: Metro to again run limited bus, rail service for essential travel only for April 4 & 5
DDOT Suspends Late Night Weekend Service on DC Circulator
Metro implements additional protection for frontline employees: Will close first and last cars of all trains starting tomorrow, March 30
March 30 - April 3: Sharply reduced Metro service for essential travel only; trains, buses will operate on same schedule as last week
Metro to close additional 17 stations and selected entrances amid low-ridership, need to conserve critical cleaning supplies during COVID-19 response starting March 26
Metrobus implements rear-door boarding systemwide, starting March 24
Metro to close Smithsonian, Arlington Cemetery Stations to prevent Cherry Blossom travel
DDOT Suspends DC Circulator Fares
ARLINGTON TRANSIT - ART
Rear Boarding and Free Fare on ART Buses Starting March 24
Arlington Transit - ART Bus Service Reduced Starting March 16
ART Takes Precautions, Prepares for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
VIRGINIA RAILWAY EXPRESS - VRE
Virginia Railway Express to operate at a reduced "S" schedule level starting March 17
DASH COVID-19 Service Modifications
Fairfax Connector Temporarily Suspends Fare Collection, Requires Rear Door Boarding Beginning March 24, 2020
Fairfax Connector detours bus routes from closed Metro stations
Fairfax Connector Prepares for and Takes Steps to Prevent Spread of COVID-19
LOUDOUN COUNTY TRANSIT
Service Changes for Loudoun County Transit
MONTGOMERY COUNTY RIDE ON
Montgomery County Transportation Changes, Updates, and Resources for COVID-19
PRINCE GEORGE'S THE BUS
Prince George's The Bus COVID-19 Service Alert
MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
Maryland Transit Administration Coronavirus Updates
Amtrak service adjustments
DDOT: Capital Bikeshare Offers Free Memberships for Essential Workers in DC Region
Capital Bikeshare: Caring for the Capital Bikeshare community
ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY. IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL FOLLOW THESE RULES
The Centers for Disease Control recommends you do the following:
- 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.
- Enter the rear door on the bus. If you need to use the wheelchair ramp, enter the front door.
- Fares for ART, Metrobus and some other bus systems are free at this time.
Visit the CDC web site for more information.
Visit Arlington County's web site for information from the Arlington County Public Health Division.