DC Rider

DC Rider

By The Washington Post

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-08-02
  • Current Version: 5.2.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 55.06 MB
  • Developer: The Washington Post
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 444 Ratings


DC Rider is the authoritative D.C. Metro app, from The Washington Post and Express. - The latest Metro train arrival times, for each station, direct from WMATA. - Plan your trip, estimate fares and save your commute for easy access. - Alerts, SafeTrack data, and closures, right in the app: never wonder about your station again. - The latest transportation news from The Washington Post and Express. - Tell our journalists about any Metro problems you encounter, right in the app.



  • Prefer previous version

    By Ahnomaly
    This app used to tell me the closest metro by entering an address, now I can't find the feature. It's good to know the metro time tables but without real time updates on actual metro times & site information this app got a lot less useful it seems.
  • Broken hearts

    By hammerman58
    In reviewing this app it is important to separate its performance from that of the D.C. Metro system. That app is good, but it also makes it clear that Metro provides poor service at every opportunity. Be prepared for heartache.
  • Doesn't load station info

    By Noah Landay
    Fire your web dev
  • Ad-Free Version Please!

    By Tamzarian
    Please let me kill the ads. I hate them. Just give us an ad-free version, PLEASE!
  • Wish it did more

    By AustinFilmMaker
    I appreciate this free application but wish it did a bit more like published current information good to know when waiting on the dock! Like what is going on so it it's going to be more than 23 minute wait we can Uber to make a meeting or go home.
  • Update!!

    By lilkmonie
    Need to update with safe track! The calender at the bottom needs to be fixed, it doesn't reflect anything going on!
  • Useless

    By Avisitems
    More often than not the app won't have the info of the ETA of the next metro at the station you selected. Frustrating & waste of space on my phone! Deleting now!
  • Amazing App for anyone using Metro

    By Novahead
    The app is a great & reliable in getting real-time tracking of metro. Must have when commuting with the Metro. Also awesome that the app provides news updates and track advisory warnings all within the app. Let's you favorite commonly used stations for easier use.
  • Good App

    By Eaglewolf420
    Nicely done and easy to use.
  • Lost a feature I loved, gained one I don't

    By DelBttrfly
    The older version provided a google(?) map that showed where I was located and marked all the entrances to the Metro stations. I've used Metro my whole life (at least since the Vienna station opened at least--which was several decades ago now ...) and this feature showed me station entrances I never knew about! I loved it! And used it regularly--"Which exit should I take to be closest to my destination?" I could confirm! While the new version provides some really good features, despite my pointing out via the app's feedback button that the SafeTrack schedule was severely outdated, several months later it remained so. Also, the trip planner is worthless--it tells you the stations along your requested route, not when the next train is coming at a particular time--just go to wmata to get the info you actually need, not a list of stations along the way that you can easily figure out with the main map. (I'm actually insulted by this feature--we aren't idiots and most people can read a map as simple as the Metro map.) Despite these shortcomings I still rely on this app daily for my commutes due to the ease of access and accuracy of the timetables, but wish they'd add back the live location map with the stations marked and keep new features updated and accurate or get rid of them. I give it three stars for ease of access of the station time tables and their accuracy.