DC Council Approves Bill Making Metrobus Free in the City

  • December 6th 2022

by UrbanTurf Staff


DC residents are one step closer to being able to ride the bus for free in the city. 

On Tuesday, the DC Council unanimously passed the Metro For DC bill, legislation that would eliminate any cost to ride metro buses in the city starting next summer.

“Today’s vote on this transformational bill shows the District is ready to be a national leader in the future of public transit,” Councilmember Charles Allen, who initially proposed a bill like this in 2019, said in a statement. 

In addition to making buses free in DC, the bill also funds overnight service for 12 bus lines around the city and creates a $10 million fund dedicated to yearly investments in bus lanes, shelters, and other improvements.

The original bill also proposed giving every DC resident $100 in monthly SmarTrip credits every month, which could become a reality in two years if funds are available. 

The final vote on the bill will take place on December 20.

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