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Commuter Hacks

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From how-to guides about using SmarTrip cards to warnings about upcoming maintenance on roads, highways and the Metro, Commuter Hacks give you tricks, shortcuts, skills or methods for making your commute across DC just a little bit easier (and hopefully quicker).
Union members gather at headquarters to vote on strike.

Union members gather at headquarters to vote on strike.

ATU Local 689

7 Ways to Commute If Metro Workers Strike

A work stoppage would cripple transit in the region, but there are still many ways to get around town.

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  1. Getting Around DC During the 2018 MLB All-Star Week

    Events and road closures will be taking place across the District. Here’s your guide to make sense of it all.

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  2. Audi Field, about one month before it opens on July 14.

    Audi Field, about one month before it opens on July 14.

    Jeff Wong

    Getting to Audi Field

    The grand opening for the new soccer stadium at Buzzard Point is set for July 14, when the ​DC United take on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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  3. Rhode Island, Brookland, Fort Totten and Takoma stations affected.

    Rhode Island, Brookland, Fort Totten and Takoma stations affected.

    WMATA

    Metro Red Line Shut Down for Six Weeks Beginning in Late July

    Work on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines will follow on Aug. 11-26.

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  4. Expect hundreds of thousands of people in D.C. on Wednesday.

    Expect hundreds of thousands of people in D.C. on Wednesday.

    White House archives.

    Your July 4th Get Around Guide

    Sticking around for the Independence Day holiday? Here’s what you need to know.

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  5. Arlington County: Four Mile Run Stream Repair

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  6. Rescheduled Community Input Meeting on How to Improve Bus Service in the Herndon-Reston Area Set for Tuesday, Feb. 19

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  7. POTHOLES CROPPING UP EARLIER THIS YEAR: THOSE CRATERS AND CREVICES WILL SET MOTORISTS BACK $3 BILLION IN VEHICLE REPAIRS

    Potholes Pose Dangers For Pedestrians, Motorcyclists, Cyclists, & Electric Scooter Riders

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  8. DDOT Traffic Advisory: Temporary Ramp and Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor Scheduled for the Week of 2/4

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  9. Temporary Overnight Lane Closures on Monroe Street Bridge February 4 - 7

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