DC Circulator Newsletter: Winter 2015
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DC Circulator Newsletter Winter 2015
Jan. 28, 2015 |    
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DC Circulator on the Mall? Oh it's real!


DC Circulator National Mall Service
Begins this Spring

Through a partnership between the District Department of Transportation, DC Surface Transit, Inc. and National Park Service, DC Circulator will become the exclusive public transit system to provide visitors, commuters and residents door-to-door transportation to more than 20 museums, memorials and monuments along the National Mall. 

The new route will integrate 13 brand new buses beginning at Union Station, traveling along Louisiana Avenue and looping around the Mall via Madison Drive, Constitution Avenue, West Basin Drive, Ohio Drive and Jefferson Drive.

For only $1, riders who pay with a SmarTrip card have a two-hour window of unlimited boarding and exiting on the Circulator as it travels to sites along the mall. 

For more detailed information on the new National Mall route including a map, fact sheet and photos, visit the official website:

Celebrating 10 Years in Style

The year 2015 marks one decade that the Circulator has been providing you  quality transportation to DC’s primary neighborhoods. With 13 brand new buses, to a new route along the National Mall, and so much more, we are celebrating 10 years of Circulator in big ways. 

And we want you along for the ride! Stay connected with us by following DC Circulator on Twitter and liking our Facebook page so that you never miss a Circulator celebration. To look back at the history and growth of the system, visit the “about us” section at

Operator Highlight: Mr. Moore 

Operator Moore greeting a DC student rider

Mr. Moore, from Southhill, Virginia,  has 41 years of commercial driving experience, with six years as a beloved Circulator operator. He boasts an accident free driving record and is known for always welcoming boarding riders with a big smile.

Mr. Moore enjoys driving on all Circulator lines, but you'll most likely encounter his safe driving and pleasant personality when you hop on the Union Station to Georgetown route. If you see Mr. Moore on your next Circulator ride, be sure to say hello!

New Smartphone Tracking System Improves Accuracy of Predicted Arrivals


Smartphone tracking to improve the accuracy of your mobile applications

Look forward to more accurate bus arrival times on our Nextbus page and on applications like RideDC. Beginning in February, Circulator buses will be equipped with new smartphones that will provide continuous, real-time tracking data to mobile apps. Arrival predictions will soon be updated as often as every 30 seconds rather than every three minutes. 

In his article "How Smartphones Improved Real-Time Bus Tracking in DC," Jake Williams details the new system, how it was developed and how it works for you, on

Circulator Buzz
"My kids love @DCCirculator's new paint job. All morning my kids have been talking about how much it costs and how often it comes. #transit." From Bryan Weaver
"Loved waiving hello to @DCCirculator and @DCStreetcat operators on my walk home." - Ted Van Houten
The .@DCCirculator on the Mall will be very welcome on those hot and humid days during the summer tourist season" - The Civic Center
"The 1st of the 13 @DDOT @DCCirculator Mall route buses is here! Service starts in the Spring.


Nerds in NoMa
1200 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Nerds in NoMa is a free speaker series that will let you explore your favorite nerdy topics, from D.C. street art to food trucks to local politics. The series schedule is as follows:

 The Power of Paint 
Tuesday, Feb.10, 6pm - 8pm

Raging River
Tuesday, Feb 24, 6pm - 8pm 

Next in NoMa
Tuesday, March 10, 6pm - 8pm
 SpeakeasyDC Comes to NoMa
Tuesday, March 24, 6pm - 8pm

Lobby Project Art Opening
Thursday, March 5, 6pm - 8pm
1200 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

 Yoga NoMa: Advance your Asana with Naomi Gottlieb-Miller
Friday, Feb. 6, 7pm - 8:30pm
1200 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002


Georgetown Arts Show 2015
Thursday, Feb. 12 - Sunday, Feb. 15
2900 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007


A Day of Innovative Local Film making
Saturday, Jan. 24, 12pm - 6pm, 
Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd.

Tandem Goes Drone!
Tuesday, Jan. 20 6pm - 8pm
1100 North Glebe Rd. 

National Chamber Ensemble Valentine's Day Concert
The Thrill of Tchaikovsky

Saturday, Feb. 14, 7:30pm 
Spectrum Theatre: 1611 North Kent St.

Capitol Riverfront

Laser Cat
Friday & Saturday,
Feb. 20 & 21, 8-11pm 

Saturday, Feb. 20, 12 - 4pm
The Yards
200 Tingey Street SE

DC Pizza

 1103 19th St. NW.
This new pizzeria in Golden Triangle describes itself as a "cool, modern storefront where diners customize their pies and wait just a few minutes to chow down." 
Getting there: 
Take the Georgetown - Union Station route to 19th & K Streets NW and head North.

Don’t Fall from Winter Weather

Help us keep bus floors as dry as possible to avoid slipping. Kick the snow off of your shoes and shake off your umbrella before boarding. Use the hand rails for extra caution.

During inclement weather, Circulator service is adjusted based on road conditions. Major service changes are announced on our website and real-time updates are posted on our Twitter page.

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