To help keep Washingtonians safe, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced Wednesday, Dec. 14 that all Metro rides (bus and rail) after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve will be free.
“We want our customers to be safe as they celebrate the start of 2023. We hope customers will take advantage of this offer as we look to start 2023 with less accidents and fatalities on our roadways,” Metro Board Chairman Paul C. Smedberg said in a news release. “Metro is a safe way to get around and offering free rides reminds our customers that Metro is the way to go.”
To further incentivize customers and ensure their safety, the WMATA is also extending its services to 2 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Normal hours and operations will resume on Sunday at 4 a.m. for the Metrobus and 7 a.m. for the Metrorail.
“DC is open, people are excited to go out on New Year’s Eve, and now there will be a safe and free way to get to and from all the events that are happening across the city,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “There’s a lot to be grateful for this holiday season, and we are certainly grateful to have a safe, clean, and reliable public transportation system taking us into the New Year.”
For more information, please visit wmata.com.