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Transportation Across County and City Lines

For general information regarding rules governing the crossing of county and city lines within the greater metropolitan area, use the following numbers:
(202)637-7000
(703)339-7200


Northern Virginia, DC:

Paratransit (Minivans, Small Buses)

MetroAccess (ADA Paratransit)
Provides alternative transportation for those individuals unable to use existing bus, rail, and taxi services in the area. Established in compliance with the Americans with Disablities Act (ADA), MetroAccess serves 1,000 to 1,500 persons daily in the greater metro area. Services provided only to those with ADA applications on file with MetroAccess. Services available from 5:30AM to Midnight, 7 days per week. To schedule trips call between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM
(301)588-8181 TTY (301)588-8186

Certification (301)588-8181 TTY (301)588-8186

Scheduling (301)588-8182 TTY(301)588-8186


Bus Systems

  • CUE (Fairfax City)
    CUE operates seven days per week and serves Fairfax City and George Mason University. There are no lift equipped vehicles. Office hours are 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.
    (703)385-7859

    Individuals with disabilities unable to use the CUE system can use the City Wheels program. City Wheels is an alternative transportation system which utilizes private taxicabs and lift-equipped vehicle companies. Eligible persons must apply for City Wheels.
    (703)385-7920


  • DASH (Alexandria Transit Company)
    Advanced scheduling is required for all lift equipped vehicles. Call between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM the day before travelling to schedule a lift-equipped bus on the route at the time requested.
    (703)370-7637 Weekends
    1-800-828-1120 TTY (Virginia Relay)


  • Fairfax Connector: (Fairfax County Transit System)
    (Includes Reston Internal Bus System (RIBS) and Tyson Shuttle) Provides information on all bus and rail systems operating in metropolitan area. Call and explain where you are and where you wish to go and trip details will be provided. This information can include where to wait for buses, which bus to take, where to transfer, where to connect with rail, how long the trip will be, and how much it will cost.
    All Reston/Herndon area buses are lift equipped. Advanced scheduling is required for all lift equipped vehicles.
    (703)339-7200 TTY (703)339-1608


  • Metro Bus
    Advanced scheduling is recommended for all lift equipped vehicles.
    (202)962-1825 TTY (202)628-8973

    Bus and Rail Information
    Call and explain where you are and where you wish to go and trip details will be provided. This information can include where to wait for buses, which bus to take, where to transfer, where to connect with rail, how long the trip will be, and how much it will cost. Monday through Friday 6:00 AM - 10:30 PM. Weekends 8:00 AM through 10:30 PM.
    (202)637-7000 TTY (202)638-3780

    Metro Link
    Service provided by Metro to "passengers with special needs". Information on routes, fares, hours of operation, and bus travel for persons with a disability. Call Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
    (202)962-6464 TTY (202)638-3780

    Metro On-Call Service
    Calling 24 hours in advance will arrange for lift equipped bus to be on route at time needed. Requesting serrvice through this number will help ensure the lift operates and that the driver is alerted. If a passenger wishes to travel a route regularly on a fixed schedule it is recommended that arrangements be made through this service. Call Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
    (202)962-1825 TTY (202)628-8973


Rail Systems

Fares
Regular full-fare Fare cards for Metrorail are available at each station and discounted fare cards for "senior citizen and disabled" are available through Metro and can be purchased in area grocery stores, transit stores, libraries and etc. Call Metro Link (202)962-6464 for details. There are two fare schedules, : rush hour and non rush hour. The exact charge per trip is displayed in each train station and can be obtained from Metro Link.

Schedules
Trains operate 7 days a week. Maps showing station locations are available from Metro Link and are also displayed in each station. The travel time and cost between stations is printed below each map displayed in the stations. Each station kiosk is staffed by a Metro employee who can assist with questions and concerns. Again the same and detailed information on each station is available from Metro Link. As of May 13, 1997, a weekday train schedule had not been printed.


Taxi

  • White Top Cab of Fairfax
    Lift-equipped mini-van serving Fairfax County and all airports. Metered fare. Two-hour advance reservations can be made.
    (703)644-4500

  • Red Top Cab Co of Arlington
    Five (5) wheel chair accessible minivans with ramps serving Northern Virginia and all airports. Metered fare. Reservations accepted.
    (703)522-3333 TTY (703)522-3331

Suburban Maryland:

Paratransit (Minivans, Small Buses)

Metro Access
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 510
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301)588-8181
FAX (301)588-8185 TTY (301)588-8180

Metro Cards (persons with disabilities may be able to get reduced fare Metro cards. Applications are processed in person at 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM , Monday through Friday)
(202) 962-1245 TTY (202) 628- 8973

Transit Information Center
Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation
101 Monroe Street, 11th floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Bus and Rail information (301)217-7433 TTY (301)217-2222
Call N' Ride( 301)948-5409
Ride-On (Accessible bus) (301)217-1285

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