Apps, websites and downloadable content curated by our transportation experts to help you get the most out of your day.

Local Covid-19 Updates

We’re committed to keeping you informed! Visit the links below to learn the latest COVID news.

WFH Tool Kit

Working from home and looking for resources to make your WFH experience even better? We have you covered! We’ve crafted all the best resources and content to keep your work ethic and experience at an all-time high from the comforts of home. From a checklist to ensure you stay on track, to professional-looking virtual backgrounds for your next Zoom meeting, you will be set for success on your next WFH day! The items below are all part of Highgate Connect’s WFH Tool Kit, which is designed to make working from home easier and more productive.

How To:

Save an item to your computer:
Click on the desired picture, then once the picture opens in a new window, right-click to save it to your computer.

Save an item below on your phone or tablet:
Click on the desired picture, then once the image opens in a new window, press and hold down the image to save it to your photos.

Video Conference Backgrounds

Looking for a new Zoom background that is professional and clean? Click on any of the pictures below to use for your next virtual meeting.

Ergonomic Home Office Guide

Poor ergonomics within your workspace can significantly affect your comfort, focus and performance. Click on the Ergonomic Home Office Guide picture below to learn how to correctly sit at your desk and set up an ergonomic workspace.

Printable To-Do List

Unleash your productivity and reflect on your day with our printable to-do list! Click on the to-do list picture below and print it out or save it to your device to start adding to your to-dos.

SmarTrip Card 101

What is a SmarTrip Card?

A SmarTrip card is a rechargeable farecard used to pay fares on Metrorail, Metrobus, and local bus systems in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.

Why buy a SmarTrip Card?

If you take transit in the area or plan to at any point, you need a SmarTrip card to do so.

How much does a SmarTrip Card cost?

The card costs $2.00 and comes with $8.00 in stored value for a total price of $10.00.

Where to buy a SmarTrip Card?

You can purchase a SmarTrip card at any Metrorail Station at fare dispensers.

Can I use my SmarTrip Card on my phone?

Yes, SmarTrip cards can be added to Apple Wallet on iPhones and Apple Watches and Google Pay on Androids. In addition, value can be added to SmarTrip cards using the new SmarTrip App.

More details are available here.

Where can you use a SmarTrip Card?

You can use your SmarTrip Card at the following transit services:

Metrorail and Metrobus

Parking at Metro stations



Ride On

Fairfax Connector


Loudon County Transit



DC Circulator

Maryland Mass Transit Administration (MTA)

Capital Bikeshare 101

Interested in renting a Capital Bikeshare bike? If this is your first time, Capital Bikeshare will show you the ropes and help you navigate the stations, bikes, and places to ride that make up this excellent transportation option.

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