By order of the DC Council, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that the fares on the DC Circulator will be reinstated effective Oct. 1. In February 2019, Mayor Bowser announced all DC Circulator rides were free for the month as a part of her #FairShotFebruary initiative. After positive feedback from District residents and increased ridership, the Mayor announced plans to continue free rides indefinitely. The Mayor’s FY 2020 budget proposal set aside $3.1 million in funding for free Circulator service. After deliberation, the Council rejected the zero-fare policy funding, requiring the DDOT to reinstate the one-dollar fare policy on October 1, the beginning of FY 2020.