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How to Use the Metro in Washington, DC

Don’t let impatient locals rush you. Follow these eight easy steps and you’ll be complaining about your commute like a Washingtonian in no time.

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  1. White nationalists at the deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally.

    White nationalists at the deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally.

    Anthony Crider via Creative Commons License 2.0

    Thousands Converge on DC for White Nationalist Event

    Everything you need to know about the planned Aug. 12 Unite the Right 2 march and rally in Washington, DC. Streets around Foggy Bottom, Lafayette Square and points in between will be closed through the evening. Bus lines have been rerouted.

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  2. VDOT is widening I-95 near Fredericksburg and building a new bridge over the Rappahannock

    VDOT is widening I-95 near Fredericksburg and building a new bridge over the Rappahannock

    VDOT

    Construction Starts on 3 New Lanes of I-95 in Fredericksburg

    The $132 million project near the Rappahannock River will begin Monday.

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  3. MARC train service was disrupted following an Amtrak derailment Thursday afternoon

    MARC train service was disrupted following an Amtrak derailment Thursday afternoon

    Tim Lemke

    MARC Issues Statement on Thursday Service Disruptions

    MARC initially said service would not be interrupted following the derailment of an Amtrak train Thursday, but conditions changed.

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  4. View of North Capitol Street looking south.

    View of North Capitol Street looking south.

    Ted Eytan, Flickr

    Look for Lane Closures on North Capitol Starting Monday

    There will also be parking restrictions related to the milling and paving work that will take place through August 27.

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  5. Riders of the Friendship Heights shuttle bus will have to catch it at a new temporary location.

    Riders of the Friendship Heights shuttle bus will have to catch it at a new temporary location.

    Village of Friendship Heights

    Remember These New Temporary Bus Stops in Friendship Heights

    Riders of MetroBus and RideOn will grab the bus at one of three locations along Western Avenue.

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  6. Indian Road is closed due after heavy rains caused pipes underneath to fail.

    Indian Road is closed due after heavy rains caused pipes underneath to fail.

    VDOT

    Washout of Indian Road Forces 11-Mile Detour

    The road in Gloucester County will be closed between Fary’s Mill Road and Mohican Drive until further notice.

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  7. Commuter Crush: Barfing Bus Buddies

    ​Missed connections has nothing on this 42 bus nightmare.

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  8. File photo.

    File photo.

    Flickr, Loco Steve

    VRE Warns of Potential Delays Due to Amtrak Derailment at Union Station

    Manassas and Fredericksburg lines may experience significant delays, VRE says.

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  9. There are three bus stops near the proposed Novus Kings Crossing project.

    There are three bus stops near the proposed Novus Kings Crossing project.

    SFDC

    More Buses = Less Parking for Fairfax County Project, So Everyone’s Happy

    A developer wanted to reduce the amount of parking required for a project in Mount Vernon. The Fairfax County board approved the project, citing the proximity of bus routes.

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  10. DDOT will host a bike fair Saturday from 12-4 p.m. in Anacostia.

    DDOT will host a bike fair Saturday from 12-4 p.m. in Anacostia.

    Ted Eytan, Flickr

    DC to Host Bike Fair in Anacostia Saturday

    The first-ever block party is designed to introduce bike lanes and bike sharing options to Wards 7 and 8.

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  11. Look for lane closures and possible full stoppages on I-66 as crews work to remove overhead signs.

    Look for lane closures and possible full stoppages on I-66 as crews work to remove overhead signs.

    Wikimedia Commons

    Transform 66 Update August 2: Watch for Overhead Sign Removal

    There will be lane closures and periodic stoppages on both sides of I-66 overnight through Saturday.

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  12. Testudo!

    Testudo!

    Wikimedia Commons

    Transit Trivia Answer: August 1, 2018

    Where is this? What’s the nearest Metro station?

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  13. The Metropolitan Branch Trail will be extended from Brookland to For Totten.

    The Metropolitan Branch Trail will be extended from Brookland to For Totten.

    Wikimedia Commons

    Metropolitan Branch Trail to Be Extended

    DC officials broke ground this week on an extension of the trail that could eventually connect Union Station with Silver Spring.

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  14. VDOT and Fairfax County are exploring whether to limit access to I-495 North from Georgetown Pike.

    VDOT and Fairfax County are exploring whether to limit access to I-495 North from Georgetown Pike.

    Google Maps

    Community Meetings to Discuss McLean Congestion

    VDOT and Fairfax County are exploring ways to reduce congestion near the Beltway.

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