If you are planning your trip, the Metro Trip Planner is the great tool to arrange everything in an easier way. Metro’s Trip Planner provides instant itineraries for trips on Metrorail, Metrobus, and other local bus and rail systems. Itineraries provide door-to-door fares and travel times, complete with walking directions and transfers.
Metrorail and Metrobus Instructions
The Rider Tools are really powerful with bus and rail service status, elevator/escalator status, next train arrivals, next bus arrivals, MetroAlert and mobile services. Enter your start location and destination locator, restrict the place, you will easily get routing trip. MetroAlerts is an email and text message subscription service for notifying customers of Metro service disruptions. Notices can be sent to any device capable of receiving email or text messages. is also available here. If you have something lost in the metro or find something may be left by others, contact Washington Metropolitan Area Transit. If you are looking for a job, there are some openings here as well.
If you want to find out the quickest route to your destination, you can visit their homepage and look for the Trip Planner on the left-hand side of the page. Type in where you’re traveling from, where you’re traveling to, and the time of day you plan to travel. The Trip Planner will offer the best route(s) to take to get there and include fare information and walking directions from a Metrorail station or bus stop to a given address.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the national capital area. The Authority began building its rail system in 1969, acquired four regional bus systems in 1973, and began operating the first phase of Metrorail in 1976. Today, Metrorail serves 86 stations and has 106 miles of track. Metrobus serves the nation’s capital 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 1,500 buses. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 3.4 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction. Metro began its paratransit service, MetroAccess, in 1994; it provides about 1.5 million trips per year.
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