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Service Alert: DC Circulator to Modify Service on EM-LP, CH-US, NM, and DP-RS Routes Thursday, July 4, 2019

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National Mall Route

Road closures for 4th of July activities in and around the National Mall will impact the National Mall route in multiple locations on July 4th. To accommodate the event, DC Circulator will suspend service on the National Mall route all day on Thursday, July 4th, 2019.

Normal service on the route will resume on Friday, July 5, 2019.

 

Eastern Market – L’Enfant Plaza and Congress Heights – Union Station Routes

Road closures for the Barracks Row 4th of July Parade will impact both routes travelling on 8th Street SE on Thursday, July 4, 2019. To accommodate the event, the route will detour temporarily to 11th Street SE starting at 9:00 am until 12:30 pm.

Stops along 8th Street at E Street SE, G Street SE, and L Street SE will not be served. I

Regular service to all stops on both routes will resume after 12:30 am or once traffic has return to normal.

Dupont Circle-Georgetown-Rosslyn Route

Riders using the Dupont Circle-Georgetown-Rosslyn route on the evening of July 4, 2019 should be aware that the Key Bridge may be closed due to heavy pedestrian traffic. A post will be made on the DC Circulator Twitter account in the event that the Key Bridge is closed. Another post will be made when normal service is able to resume after the fireworks.

 

In the event of a closure of the Key Bridge, buses will only serve stops on the District side of the Potomac River, utilizing a turnaround at M Street NW and 35th Street NW. The stop in Rosslyn will not be serviced while the Key Bridge is closed.

 

For the most up to date information please sign up to receive service alerts on our website at www.dccirculator.com and follow us on Twitter at @dccirculator.

DC Circulator Weekend Bus Maintenance – Friday, June 14, 2019

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Starting Friday, June 14 and over the weekend, we are undergoing a significant maintenance audit. As a part of these activities, we have removed buses from service to complete suggested maintenance. This will cause delays on many routes. DDOT is working diligently with the technicians to quickly resolve this matter. DC Circulator riders should expect significant delays throughout the weekend on the DuPont Circle – Rosslyn,  Congress Heights – Union Station, and the L’Enfant Plaza – Eastern Market routes.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause as we continue our commitment to providing safe and quality transportation to District residents.

For the most up-to-date information, please follow us on Twitter @dccirculator.

Prepare for the Metro Shutdown

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Dear Customers,

Prepare for Metro’s Summer Platform Closures!

Beginning on Saturday, May 25, 2019 through Sunday, September 8, 2019 the Blue and Yellow line metro stations south of the Ronald Regan National Airport will be shut down due to major platform reconstructions and station renovations.

Here’s what you need to know about the Metro Shutdown

  • Metro plans to close and rebuild platforms at Braddock Rd. Station, King St. Station, Eisenhower Ave. Station, Huntington Station, Franconia-Springfield Station, and Van Dorn Station.
  • Metro will be providing free shuttle buses between stations during all Metrorail operating hours.
  • Parking will be open to the public at Franconia-Springfield and Huntington Metro Stations. Commuters can park in the Park & Ride lot and the Kiss & Ride lot at both stations.

The DC Circulator Dupont Circle – Georgetown – Rosslyn route is a transit alternative for commuters traveling to and from the District. Riders can board the DC Circulator for FREE at the Rosslyn Metro Station and enjoy a comfortable ride to DuPont Circle. Buses run every ten minutes to alleviate traffic and decrease wait times.

For more information on navigating the Summer Metro Shutdown check out goDCgo’s toolkit for local riders.

Platform Improvement Toolkit for Riders

Thank you,

DC Circulator Team

Service Alert: Service Changes for the Capitol Hill Classic Runs

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DC Circulator will Modify Service on the Congress Heights – Union Station Route

Sunday May 19, 2019

The 10K course will affect the DC Circulator Congress Heights-Union Station route from opening until 11:00 am. Therefore, the following service changes will begin Sunday, May 19 at the start of service:

Congress Heights Route: Detour – Service will detour from 7:00 am to 11:00 am or until traffic returns to normal.

Buses will not travel to Union Station and will not service the following stops (bus stops north of Pennsylvania Ave)

  • Mass Ave & Columbus Circle
  • 8th Street & East Capitol St

Buses will end service at Eastern Market area at the following stops before turning around to travel back to Congress Heights:

  • 8th Street and E Street SE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once race activities have finished and streets reopen around 11:00 am, the route will resume normal service to all stops. Follow @dccirculator on Twitter for updates.

Win Big for Get On Board Day

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On Thursday, April 25, 2019, the DC Circulator joins hundreds of public transit providers, experts, and enthusiasts on Get on Board for Public Transit Day. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Get on Board Day is a national event aimed to bring awareness to the many economic, social, cultural, environmental, and safety benefits public transit brings to American communities.

Washington D.C. has consistently ranked among the top 10 major cities in the U.S. for public transportation. Its public transit network provides more than 300 million trips per year and approximately 31% of all commutes in The District are via public transportation.

We are proud to know our six route bus system contributes its own benefits to our city such as:

  • Improved air quality with the largest fleet of zero-emission, 100% electric buses on the east coast.
  • Greater personal savings with the only FREE major public transportation option in the city.
  • Economic stimulation by connecting residents and visitors directly to local hot spots and activity centers for retail, tourism, and employment.

Join the Get on Board Day movement. Visit getonboardday.org/ to sign the petition and share your public transportation story.


Ride, Play & Win for Get on Board Day

Put your transit knowledge to the test! The more you know about public transportation in your area, the more rewarding it can be. Join us on Thursday, April 25 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on randomly selected buses where riders will get the chance to answer fun transit trivia questions and win awesome prizes.

How To Play

When we board the bus we’ll ask for volunteers to answer up to three transit trivia questions. Answer all the questions correctly and get the opportunity to choose from several cool prizes. You’ll get a voucher for your prize, with instructions on how to redeem online.

Available Prizes Include:

  • $50 SmarTrip™ card
  • 1-year annual Capital Bikeshare membership
  • Two tickets to a Washington Mystics game
  • Tickets to a Washington Nationals game
  • Tickets to a D.C. United game
  • Smithsonian’s National Zoo premier membership for two

Follow us on Twitter to get prepared. We’ll be sharing fun transportation facts that could help you with the game.

Special Soccer Service Update

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We regret to report that the Special Soccer Shuttle is discontinued for all D.C. United 2019 season games. Saturday, March 16, our service for soccer fans will transition to late-night bus service in the area.


Due to the planned construction of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, we are unable to provide special shuttle service to Audi Field during the 2019 Major League Soccer (MLS) season. However, to increase accessibility to Audi Stadium during the shuttle’s hiatus, we are extending service hours on the Eastern Market – L’Enfant Plaza (EMLP) route for D.C. United evening games.

Similar to our Baseball service, The EMLP route will provide late-night service until 11 pm for games at Audi Field that start at 7 pm or later. 

In addition to the EMLP route, we encourage fans to use other transportation options to reach Audi Field such as Capital Bikeshare, the Navy Yard Metro Station, and Metrobus routes 74, P6, and V1. These alternatives are just a few blocks away on M Street, SE.

For more information on transportation to Audi Field, please see DC United’s Transportation Guide. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to serving you in future seasons.

Bus to Work Day

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Monday, February 4 is Bus to Work Day in DC.

In harmony with Transit Equity Day, Bus to Work Day celebrates those who commute by bus and it encourages others to try it. Increased bus ridership in-turn improves traffic congestion, air quality, road safety and opportunity for all. In tandem, Monday is designated as Rosa Parks Day in honor of her lifetime commitment to civil rights.

The inaugural Bus To Work Day DC arrives during the first week of #FairShotFebruary, Mayor Bowser’s initiative that offers FREE DC Circulator rides during the entire month of February. 

Ready to try a ride? Our interactive map can help in planning your Circulator trip for Bus To Work Day and beyond. 

Learn more about Circulator Bus to Work Day promotions by connecting with us on Twitter and Facebook

Why Commute By Bus?

Reclaim Your Time

Use the time usually spent driving to gear up for a big day or decompress after a long one. Use our free onboard Wi-Fi to catch up on email, read, study, post and more while your bus operator navigates the roads for you. 

Relax and Repeat

Have someone else chauffeur you back and forth as you relax and unwind. USB ports in every seat make it eas ti Charge up for the day or recharge after hours.

See the Light

Riding the bus provides above-ground sun and scenery often unavailable with rail transit. See the city through the large windows or watch the sunset after a late work day.

Save Green

Commuting by bus reduces expenses typical of car ownership including, gas, insurance and more. Save even more this month with FREE rides across all routes at all times during the month of February. 

Mayor Bowser Announces Free Rides on DC Circulator During #FairShotFebruary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 25, 2019

CONTACT:
LaToya Foster (EOM) – (202) 727-5011; latoya.foster@dc.gov
Terry Owens (DDOT) – (202) 763-8635; terry.owens@dc.gov

Mayor Bowser Announces Free Rides on DC Circulator During #FairShotFebruary

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, as part of her #FairShotFebruary campaign, Mayor Bowser announced that all rides on the DC Circulator will be free from January 28, 2019 until February 28, 2019. The DC Circulator provides public transportation to many of the District’s main attractions and connects residents and visitors to business, culture, and entertainment corridors.

“We’re kicking off Fair Shot February by making it easier for Washingtonians to get where they need to go and connect to opportunities across DC,”  said Mayor Bowser. “A free Circulator is one way we can use our resources to break down barriers to opportunity—but it’s certainly not the only way. Throughout February and before I send my budget to the Council, I hope Washingtonians from across all eight wards will join us at our Budget Engagement Forums to build on this initiative by sharing their priorities and ideas for making our city’s prosperity more inclusive.”

The DC Circulator system operates six distinct routes across Washington, DC, and into Rosslyn, VA, and provides close to five million trips a year. The Circulator services each stop every 10 minutes, providing simple, fast and affordable transit to residents, commuters and visitors around the nation’s capital. Visit DC Circulator’s interactive map to find the nearest Circulator stop to any destination in DC.

For the fifth year in a row, and throughout Fair Shot February, Mayor Bowser will host Budget Engagement Forums across the District. These forums are an opportunity for Mayor Bowser to hear directly from residents—before the budget is finalized—about how Washingtonians want to see DC’s money spent. This year, the Mayor is hosting a Senior Telephone Townhall on February 11 at 12:00 p.m., a forum at the Arthur Capper Community Center on February 21 at 6:30 p.m, a forum at the Deanwood Recreation Center on Februrary 23 at 10:00 a.m., and a forum at Roosevelt High School on February 25 at 6:30 p.m.

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