Bus

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.

 

Metrobus at Franconia-Springfield

Metrobus Service Changes begin Sunday, December 30

Effective Sunday, December 30, 2018, changes will be implemented on 29 Metrobus routes serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. To improve efficiency and enhance service there will be several service adjustments including bus stop and route changes and schedule adjustments on selected routes.


King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project

Beginning Sunday, November 18, the City of Alexandria, in coordination with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), is increasing access and safety to and around the King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station.

During construction, the King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station will remain open with no impact to train service, but there will be significant changes to areas outside the station during construction.


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.


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.


Transit Centers

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.