It’s often trickier to get across town than up- or downtown. Many of the 90s, especially the 90, 92, 93, and 96, connect the city like few other lines do. For $1.25, you can travel from some of the easternmost parts of D.C., like Capitol Heights and Congress Heights, to the more western sections, like Cleveland Park. Since there are several buses, that means less wait time, and since their routes are similar, especially in the heart of the city, there are stretches where you can grab any bus that comes along. Of this cluster, though, the gem is the 96. It crosses both the Anacostia River and Rock Creek, uniting the city, at least symbolically.