Front Door Boarding Policy

Dear Customers,

Thank you for riding the DC Circulator. We hope you are enjoying our new free ride fare policy as a part of Mayor Bowser’s Fair Shot initiative.

Please note, we are unable to accommodate all-door boarding at this time.

We ask that all riders continue to use the front door to enter all DC Circulator buses. Although we no longer require fare payment upon entry, riders must still board using the front doors only so that we can properly keep track of daily ridership. This information is important in ensuring that DC Circulator buses meet Federal Transit Administration (FTAs) standards and effectively accommodate passengers. It also helps us monitor the quality of our service and provides critical information for planning and operations.

Thank you,

DC Circulator Team