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Local Transit and Ridesharing is Back, Offering Commuters a Safe Ride to Work

After working from home for so long, preparing to go back into work will feel a bit strange. You’ve got to find real clothes to wear, remember how to act “normal” around coworkers and pack lunch — but you don’t have to worry about your commute.

Local transit and ridesharing is back, and D.C. commuters can get from point A to point B safely thanks to Commuter Connections, the regional network of transportation organizations, a program of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Whether you’re taking the local bus, commuter rail, Metrorail or Metrobus, you can be sure each method of public transportation is following all current safety guidelines.

Plus, if you experience an unexpected emergency, those who commute at least two days a week by transit, ridesharing, bicycling, scootering or walking can use Guaranteed Ride Home — for free, up to four rides per year.

Or, if you’d prefer to carpool/vanpool, share a ride to work with your coworkers, neighbors or household members and follow current safety guidelines. You can even form a commute circle with your rideshare group for added safety.

When you commit to these smart commutes, you can earn up to $600 a year using the many commuting incentive programs offered through Commuter Connections. Not bad!

For more free information and access to these free services, visit commuterconnections.org or call 800-745-RIDE.

You can also stop by the Commute with Confidence page to learn more about the cleaning and safety protocols in place.

Commuter Connections, the regional network of transportation organizations, a program of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, offers free services and programs that help employees and employers throughout the region find the most cost-effective, convenient, and safe commutes. Information on ridematching, public transit, HOV/Express lanes, park-and-ride lots, bicycling, teleworking, and commuter incentives are among the services Commuter Connections has been promoting since its founding in 1974.

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