Across the Map: Washington DC Auto Transportation
Washington, DC – also called the District of Columbia – is not a city, nor is it a state; in fact, it is a district that was originally setup to house the U.S. capitol building and other government facilities. The district was originally planned to span to both sides of the Potomac River, with one side in Maryland and the other in Virginia – as such, land from both states was given to the U.S. government for construction of the new capital. In the mid-1800’s, however, the Virginia portion was deemed unnecessary and the land was given back to Virginia; today, it makes up the cities of Arlington and Alexandria. Today home to over 500,000 residents, DC’s population swells to well over one million during the workweek, as many people live in the adjacent cities and counties and only work in the district. For more about Washington, DC, visit the district’s official website.
The main interstate that services Washington D.C. is Interstate 95, which is the most popular north-south interstate along the east coast. However, it only services the eastern portion of the district, particularly the outskirts, and the D.C. metro area – which includes the cities of Arlington and Alexandria, in Virginia, as well as Bethesda and Silver Spring, in Maryland – is serviced by the Beltway, a circle, essentially, made up of I-395, I-495, I-270 and even parts of I-95 – to allow people access to a variety of different parts of the district and surrounding metropolitan areas. This belt of auxiliary interstates not only allows auto transporters access to almost every part of the D.C. metro area, but several other interstates, including I-66 and I-270 (an auxiliary interstate of I-70, to the north) make it much easier for carriers to get into and out of the Washington, DC metropolitan area while keeping their deliveries and pickups scheduled close together and moving quickly.
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