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Washington, DC is a vibrant city with an extensive public transportation system. The Metro Rail and Bus System offer convenient and affordable options for getting around the city. Both systems have multiple lines that serve downtown areas, neighborhoods, residential areas, and suburban communities. The Metro also offers express bus routes, which run to many popular destinations in the greater Washington area. In addition to public transportation, residents of Washington, DC can use several bike-sharing programs—Capital Bikeshare being the most popular—to explore the city's unique neighborhoods and attractions. For those who prefer to drive their own car, there are numerous parking lots throughout the city that offer daily and monthly rates. All of these transportation options provide residents of Washington with ample opportunity to enjoy all that this amazing city has to offer!

The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Washington takes 30.0 minutes. That's longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

How people in Washington get to work:
- 34.0% drive their own car alone
- 5.4% carpool with others
- 5.7% work from home
- 35.4% take mass transit
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Over 3 years ago

Living in DC long term brings on a kind of insidious misery. A long, slow, simmering down of any natural optimism or desire for a better future. It’s a leach of a town  More

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Over 4 years ago

Parts are beautiful but alot is rundown and ghetto. They always show the monuments and upper nw neighborhoods but never show hoods across the Anacostia River. Crime is  More

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Moved to DC 40 years ago from Mpls-St. Paul. DC is an amazing town. Downside is people are very competitive, everything is expensive. Great restaurants, foodie heaven  More

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