Metrobus provides more than 400,000 trips each weekday serving 11,500 bus stops in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Metrobus is the sixth busiest bus agency in the United States, with a fleet of more than 1,500 buses operating on 325 routes.
Bus Passenger Survey
Metro is encouraging customers to participate in the 2018 Bus Passenger Survey, which runs through February 2019. Because Metro's funding from local jurisdiction is based in part on jurisdiction of residence, the survey is used to determine how transit funding is allocated based among the cities and counties that Metro services. The survey also provides data on ridership and travel characteristics to help support Metro's planning efforts and collects general demographic information as required by federal regulations.
Bus Transformation Study
Recent transportation innovations - such as Lyft and Uber, bikeshare, carshare, scooters, and others - as well as changes in people's travel habits mean that it's time to look at how local bus can be a better travel option. These new innovations are exciting, and we want to make sure local bus service works with them to provide equity and accessibility to everyone in the region.
The Bus Transformation Project is not a corridor study or a service plan. The project will create a bold, new vision and a collaborative action plan for the future of bus in the region. The project will explore all factors that influence the quality of bus service, from technology and transit priority, to funding structures and service provision roles.
Route 79 MetroExtra Cash-Free Pilot
We're testing new ways to get riders to their destination faster. Route 79 MetroExtra was selected for the project due to its proximity to retail stores and Metrorail stations to purchase or load SmarTrip® cards, as well as alternative bus service for cash-paying riders.
Starting Sunday, June 24, 2018, you'll need to use a SmarTrip® card to pay for your fare on Route 79 MetroExtra - Georgia Avenue Limited Line.
Mount Pleasant (42, 43) and Connecticut Avenue (L1, L2) Service Evaluation Study
Metrobus is committed to maintaining high-quality transit service. To improve quality and reliability, Metro, along with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), is evaluating bus service along the Mount Pleasant (routes 42 and 43) and Connecticut Avenue (routes L1 and L2) lines.
Metrobus serves eleven transit centers in Maryland and Virginia.
Metrobus Service Changes
On a quarterly basis,
Metrobus service changes are implemented to selected routes in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, These changes may include schedule adjustments, trip eliminations and modification to bus stops.