Throughout COVID-19, WMATA’s Metrorail and Metrobus systems have continued to transport essential workers and other passengers to businesses, residences, and more. While ridership decreased as much as 90% on Metrorail, as the region begins to re-open and more people consider their commuting options, there are important updates for businesses to help support employees returning to their regular commute or traveling to the office for the first time.
Navigate the Disruption
The next phase of WMATA's Platform Improvement Project starts May 29, 2021. Learn how your organization can avoid the disruption through September 6, 2021. Work with Arlington Transportation Partners to make sure your employees, tenants, and residents know all their options.
When Arlington commuters return to using public transportation, they can anticipate significant enhancements to the regional transit system. Since the beginning of the pandemic, WMATA has renovated six major Metro stations in Northern Virginia, expanded service with reduced fares, and launched innovative new technology to bring commuters, residents, and visitors safely back to transit.
According to the most recent regional State of the Commute survey report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), 66% of employees who work in Arlington, Alexandria, or DC are offered a transit benefit. This demonstrates a nine percent increase, up from 57% in the same report from 2016.
National Bike Month is a chance to celebrate cycling, encourage first timers to explore this way of movement, and inspire others to discover their neighborhoods by bike. Biking is a low-impact form of movement that helps you travel around the region while enjoying some fresh air, reduce your health care costs, increase your productivity, and reduce traffic congestion.