6 Facts About Metrobuses


Metrobus is a bus service operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, commonly referred to as Metro, is a tri-jurisdictional government agency that operates transit service in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

The Washington Metro, known colloquially as Metro and branded Metrorail, is the rapid transit system serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in the United States.

The Washington metropolitan area is the metropolitan area centered on Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.

WMATA (Metrobus): Buses at Shirlington Bus Station by MJofLakeland1


Its fleet consists of 1,480 buses covering an area of 1,500 square miles in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.

Los Angeles Metro Bus Line #686 always empty by Snuffy's Cat Productions


There are more than 300 bus routes serving 12,216 stops, including 2,398 bus shelters.


In fiscal year 2009 Metrobus provided more than 133 million trips.


On a typical weekday, it provides more than 424,000 trips.


Metro stopped issuing and accepting paper bus transfers as of January 4, 2009; bus and rail riders must use a SmarTrip card to receive the transfer discount.

SmarTrip is a contact-less stored-value smart card payment system managed by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

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