Metro Improvement Projects

Potomac Yard Station & Yellow Line Tunnel and Bridge Rehab

Yellow Line Tunnel and Bridge Rehab, Project Update Sept. 29, 2022: Metro is extending the closure of six stations south of Reagan National Airport due to unexpected site conditions and remediation efforts for the future Potomac Yard Station. Work to tie-in new tracks to the station, which was slated to conclude on Saturday, Oct. 22, will now end on Saturday, Nov. 5. Free shuttle bus service will continue to be available to customers through the extension. Read the press release.

This work will require a shutdown between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations, closing the Yellow Line crossing of the Potomac River for seven to eight months. During that time, crews will rehabilitate the Yellow Line Bridge spanning the Potomac River and repair the steel lined tunnels between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations, both of which date to original construction more than 40 years ago. Exact service plans will be released later this year as construction plans are finalized.

The Silver Line Extension is Opening November 15th!!

The Silver Line Extension will open for customers on Tuesday, November 15. The Extension brings the Metrorail system into Loudoun County, Virginia, providing 11.4 miles of new track from the current terminus station at Wiehle-Reston East, stopping at Washington Dulles International Airport, and into Loudoun County. It includes six new Metrorail stations (Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudoun Gateway, and Ashburn).

VIRTUAL STATION TOURS (Video Options: Virtual Ashburn Station Tour or Virtual Dulles Station Tour):

Meet your new Silver Line Extension stations!
Coming soon! Metro invites you for a virtual sneak peek of the six new Silver Line Stations: Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudoun Gateway, and Ashburn. See what awaits you at each station, from the fare gates to the platforms. Metro Board Member Matt Letourneau kicks off the virtual tour series with a welcome message filmed at Ashburn’s station, and the Dulles station video shows riders how easy it is to connect from plane to train!

Metro map with changes highlighted

WMATA has a new map. Click for PDF version of Metro system map effective Sept. 10 – Oct. 22, 2022  This updated map lists new stations and new names for some existing stations.

New Silver Line stations: Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn. (In purple box above)

New station names: Downtown Largo (Largo Town Center), Hyattsville Crossing (Prince George’s Plaza), North Bethesda (White Flint), Tysons (Tysons Corner), and West Falls Church-VT removing UVA from the secondary name. (Underlined in purple above)

Also on the new map: Potomac Yard Station is shown as a future station. (Boxed in above)

Buses & Trains

Local Transit

FREDericksburg Regional Transit (FRED) – provides daily local public transportation throughout the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County, and Spotsylvania County. Virginia Railway Express (VRE) feeder bus service is provided by FRED from various commuter lots.

The FRED bus Fare Free Program:
• The fare-free program begins on Monday, February 28, 2022
• All FRED routes are going fare-free
• The program is funded by Department of Rail and Public Transportation through the Transit Ridership Incentive Program, support from localities, and other grants
• The program is expected to run through March 1, 2023. It will be reviewed to determine ongoing viability.

Contact 540-372-1222 or visit https://ridefred.com for specific information.

New FXBGO bus
Heading North
Heading South
  • Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) is a local transit service in the Richmond area, with 34 local routes; 10 express routes; 1 rapid transit line called Pulse. GRTC Pulse is a modern, high quality, high capacity rapid transit system that serves a 7.6-mile route along Broad Street and Main Street, from Rocketts Landing in the City of Richmond to Willow Lawn in Henrico County.
Regional Transit
  • Amtrak – America’s passenger rail system. Route, schedule, fare and other information is available from its website.
metro seats

BWI, Dulles, Reagan and Richmond Airport Services

Plane on takeoff

The following companies provide transportation service to one or more of the area airports. Some also provide service to Union Station.

Door to Door Options

Mobility Options

A Program Provided by Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging

Looking for transportation options as a senior or disabled person? Transportation resources may be available to help you maintain your independence. Mobility Options can assist you in finding alternatives that you may not have considered:

• Public Transportation
• Paratransit
• Volunteer Transportation
• Private-Pay Paratransit
• Taxis
• Transportation Network Companies (Uber or Lyft)

“Whether you are simply looking for information and guidance, or assistance with identifying and
accessing transportation services within your local community, make Mobility Options your first call.”

Call 540-656-2985 for more information.

Taxi Cabs and TNC’s

Taxi companies, traditionally provide door to door transportation.  Today, the taxi industry is changing and many companies are offering services such as airport shuttle and package delivery service.  Check out the list below to find a company that meets your needs.

Transportation Network Companies or TNCs provide door to door transportation furnished by private drivers using smart phone applications.  Two popular companies in our region are Lyft and Uber.  Download the Lyft and Uber Apps to your iPhone or Android smart phone to start riding today.  Payment is easy with a credit card or PayPal account.

Never used a TNC before?  Check out these tutorials to learn how:

Don’t have a smart phone?  You can request a ride using a computer:  Lyft or Uber.
Want to ride with your pet?  Need to go on a long trip?  Wondering who pays the toll? Check out the guidelines in the Uber Guide.
cell phone


Virginia Bicycle Map – For information on bike trails and facilities across Virginia. If you would like to get a paper copy of the map contact GWRideConnect at 540-373-7665. For more information on biking and walking trails in Virginia, visit VDOT at http://www.virginiadot.org/programs/bikeped/maps.asp.

Bikes on Transit

Commuting with your bike?

FRED Buses are ready for you and your bike!
All FRED buses are equipped with bike racks on the front of the bus, which makes traveling with your bike on FRED easy and convenient.

VRE’s onboard bicycle policy
Collapsible bikes are permitted on all VRE trains and on all cars.  Full-size bikes are permitted on some trains.  Please review the complete bicycle policy here.

Transportation choices are available for long distance or local commutes! Contact us for a complete list of transit options traveling to Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, or wherever you want to go!