Transportation

Walking

Walking is one way of travel in Washington DC. In fact, many people travel on foot to visit many national monuments. People use the many paths to take their time to explore numerous memorials. Some walking tours include tours of the National Mall, the White House, Arlington National Cemetery, and Georgetown. The locations and layout are within walking distance.

Bus

An alternative to walking is traveling by bus. In Washington DC, there are many bus routes, one of the most common buses is the DC Circulator. TheDC Circulator is equipped with bike carriers, wheelchair accessibility, and stroller accessibility. The bus stops every 10 minutes and it only costs $1. This bus system travels to many national monuments and nearby suburbs. Some routes include trips to Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Square Metro, National Hall, Eastern Market, and Union Station. Overall, buses in DC make 400,000 trips each weekday to District of Columbia to Maryland and to Virginia. It is popular for both residents and visitors and the DC Circulator is the only bus that goes to the National Mall.

Ride Sharing Services

Another example is ridesharing services such as Uber, Lyft and Bridj. Uber is one of the most popular services, even outside of D.C. Through Uber, customers can get a safe and reliable ride within the city and the suburbs. It takes only a few minutes to book a ride. In one click, the vehicle comes to you. There are many benefits, including a driver who knows where they are going and electronic payment.

Bike Rack

Bike Sharing

Capital Bikeshare is another example of transportation in Washington DC. Within the city, there are hundreds of bike stations. After downloading the System Mobile App users can purchase a plan in order to use the bikes. Once users are done, they return it to a station. Pricing options include $2 for 30 min, $8 per day ,or an annual fee of $85 per year. There are over 4,300 bikes and over 500 stations within the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area

Car Share

An alternative to ride share is car share. Car2Go is a popular form of transportation. It is similar to bike sharing but icars are utilised instead of bikes. To use this, you go to any Car2Go parking lot and select your vehicle then travel around the city in that car. When the user is done, they can return that car to any Car2Go lot around the city. This company is partnered with Mercedes-Benz so visitors and residents alike can get around the city in any Mercedes-Benz car. There are many pricing options that include $0.41 per minute, hourly rates that vary, and even daily pricing.

Washington Metrorail

Another possible transportation mode in Washington DC is the Washington Metrorail. It is the second busiest railway in the United States. It serves over 600,000 customers every day and has 91 stations in District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. It has six lines that include the Red, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Green lines, which ensure that every person only has a maximum of one transfer to get from one station to another. The base fare for a regular trip is $2. Depending on the time and day, waiting time can be anywhere from 4 minutes to 20 minutes.