Although most people in Washington’s far-flung suburbs may get around by private automobile, they are served by a number of public bus systems operated by a variety of cities and counties in the region. These systems include a number of commuter buses providing regular service to downtown Washington on comfortable coaches from points 30, 40 and even 60 miles or more from Washington.
The Maryland Transit Administration operates commuter buses to downtown Baltimore and Washington. The 11 routes providing service to Washington include routes from Columbia, Ellicott City, Annapolis, and Prince Frederick. In Virginia, the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission’s OmniRide provides service to downtown Washington and Crystal City via ten commuter bus routes routes from commuter lots in the agency’s area, composed of Prince William and Stafford Counties and the cities of Manassas, Manassas Park and Fredericksburg. The Loudoun County Department of Transportation Services provides six routes to downtown Washington, providing rides to around 1,000 commuters each weekday, according to data on their website.