Skip to Accessibility
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
TRIP PLANNER
X
TRIP PLANNER
NEXT BUS
X
NEXT BUS

Search for transportation near you

NEXT TRAIN
X
NEXT TRAIN

Search for transportation near you

Metro during the Covid-19 public health emergency

Train operator with face mask

Making the essential possible

These are unprecedented times and your health and safety is the utmost importance to us. Metro is proactively working to adapt our operations to new challenges while retaining our vision to become an employer of choice and the region's transportation provider of choice.

Banner making essential possible


Wear a cloth face covering

Beginning next week, Metro is requiring all customers wear a face covering while traveling on Metro. The use of simple, homemade face coverings will help people who may have the virus from transmitting it to others.

Read more

Bus operator wearing a face covering


Covid-19 Recovery

Our recovery plan considers how to protect employees and customers. It complies with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and supports guidelines from regional leaders that are based on science and public health. 

Read more

7K Train on platform with one customer


Covid-19 Cleaning

Our April survey of SmarTrip Cardholders found customers want visible and frequent disinfecting of rail cars, buses and stations. This requires fundamental changes to old practices.

Bus interior cleaning


Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be charged if I have Auto Reload turned on for my pass? > Why are you charging peak fares when you’re not providing peak service? >
How are you keeping your employees safe? > Can I take Metro to my medical appointment? >
When should I reactive my Auto Reload? > Additional Questions >

Protecting Our Employees

As frontline transit employees work to keep trains and buses running for essential trips, we have implemented additional protections to keep Metro's workforce safe during the Covid-19 public health emergency.