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Planning Your Trip

Planning a Trip requires 4 simple steps. Below you will find information on each of these steps to assist you if you are having difficulties.

Steps and Specify the Origin and the Destination by entering:

  • an address, e.g. 102 1st St NW or 1000 Sandia Rd NW
  • an intersection, e.g. Montgomery & Louisiana, or Central and San Mateo
  • a landmark, e.g. City Hall
Tip: If you are having difficulty matching your address or intersection, try omitting unit/suite numbers, street suffixes (i.e. St., Ave., Pl.) and/or directional indicators (i.e. N, S, E, W) .

To search for landmarks, click on Landmarks by Category and choose a category from the drop-down list. This is useful if you do not know the name of the landmark you are looking for.

If the information that you enter can be interpreted in more than one way, a list of possible matches is returned, so that you can choose the one you want and proceed.

Note: If you are having problems with a specific location, please try entering it using the address.

Step Enter a Date/Time for departure or arrival

By default, Trip Planning assumes that your request is made for today, departing at a time close to the current time. The Date displayed is the date your 'Trip Planning' results will be based on. Date selection is important as Plan Your Ride provides different levels of service on different days. A trip valid on a given weekday may not be available on the weekend, or on a future weekday after a seasonal service change.

Select the Time of day you want to travel and whether you want to depart or arrive at the time of day specified.

Trip Planning will find itineraries based on the exact ftime provided. Remember times at some stops are estimated based on normal conditions and actual times may vary slightly. Please allow sufficient walking time to/from your Origin/Destination.

Step Select Options

The Sort Results by drop-down menu enables you to optimize your itinerary search results by:

  • Trip Time - sorts itineraries by the shortest trip
  • Number of Transfers - sorts itineraries by the fewest transfers
  • Walking Distance - sorts itineraries by the shortest walking distance

Selecting the appropriate Fare provides the costs associated with your Trip.