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District Response

Mayor Bowser’s Plan to Help District Residents During SafeTrack

Mayor Bowser

“At some point during the next year, it is likely that every commuter to and from Washington, DC (whether by rail, bus, bike, or car) will be affected by SafeTrack repairs. We are committed to making this period as painless as possible for all commuters and DC residents. My administration has developed a mitigation strategy and will soon implement a number of tactics designed to ease traffic flow and promote safe and affordable modes of travel. As these tactics are deployed, and for the duration of SafeTrack, I urge District residents and commuters to learn more about how the repairs will affect their travel”

– Mayor Bowser

MITIGATION STRATEGIES

  • Expanding Rush Hour Parking Restrictions (MAP, LIST)
  • Discounted Capital Bikeshare Service
  • Temporary Suspension of Work in Public Space (PDF)
  • Creating Citywide Traffic Control Center
  • Expanding Taxi Stands and Areas for Carpooling
  • Modifying Signal Timing Plans
  • Deploying Additional Traffic Control Officers
  • Increased Roadway Operations Patrol
  • Continuing to Prepare for Surges in the District (PDF)

Upcoming Metro Service Disruptions

Surge #8: August 27 - September 11 | Franconia-Springfield to Van Dorn Street | Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY
BL YL
Every 24 minutes from Franconia-Springfield; No Rush+ Yellow Line trains
BL YL
Every 12 minutes from Van Dorn Street; No Rush+ Yellow Line trains
BL
Aug 27-28: NO SERVICE at Franconia-Springfield station
YL
Aug 28: NO SERVICE, except between Huntington and National Airport until 2pm
BL YL
Sept 3-5 (including Labor Day): NO SERVICE at Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street stations
BL YL
Sept 10-11: NO SERVICE at Franconia-Springfield station

The following additional weekend track work will be in effect during Surge #8 as well. The info is subject to change by WMATA. For the latest info, please visit WMATA’s WEEKEND Track Work page. 

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OPTIONS

Metrobus ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

Alexandria DASH ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) ($3.30+ CC or Cash)

PRTC OmniRide ($1.50+ SmarTrip® or Cash)

Fairfax Connector ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

 

For Commuters Arriving at Franconia-Springfield

If you park and ride at Franconia-Springfield or Van Dorn St, consider parking at Huntington instead. Transfer to the Blue Line at King St Metro station.

Limited free weekday rush hour Metrobus express shuttle to/from Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon stations every six minutes. (See timetable.)

  • Service from Franconia-Springfield will operate 5:40am – 8:35am and from the Pentagon 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Fairfax Connector Route 310 to Rolling Valley.

Consider using Enterprise CarShare, and pick up an available car at kiss-and-rides at participating Metro station. Franconia-Springfield is a participating station.

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) to King St-Old Town, Crystal City, L’Enfant Plaza and Union Station.

Fairfax Connector Route 401 Backlick-Gallows to Vienna/Tyson’s Corner

 

For Commuters Arriving at Saratoga Park & Ride

Fairfax Connector Supplemental express service every 10 minutes during weekday rush to Pentagon Metrorail station

 

For Commuters Arriving at Van Dorn Street

Parking at Van Dorn St Metro is very limited. If you park and ride at Franconia-Springfield or Van Dorn St, consider parking at Huntington instead.

DASH Route AT7 (Westbound/Eastbound) to King Street

DASH Route AT8 (Westbound/Eastbound) to King Street

 

For Commuters in Prince William County

PRTC OmniRide to Pentagon or Crystal City for Metrobus, Arlington Transit bus or Alexandria DASH bus connection

PRTC OmniRide to Rosslyn or Ballston for Metrobus, Arlington Transit bus or Alexandria DASH bus connection

PRTC OmniRide to Dale City or Washington (MX-1 from Route 123/ I-95 Commuter Lot to Downtown DC)

PRTC OmniRide to Lake Ridge or Mark Center for Metrobus or Alexandria DASH bus connection

 

Supplemental service

Biking

Bring your bike on your commute! Visit Fairfax County Bike Connections to learn more about bike connections in Fairfax County around the SafeTrack Surge zones. For information on other bike options during SafeTrack Surge 8, visit WABA’s website.

 

Also consider ridesharing, carsharing, telework and flexing your work schedule. Ask your employer if working remotely is an option for you.

Surge #9: September 15 - October 26 | Vienna to West Falls Church | Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY
OR
Every 18 minutes at Vienna and Dunn Loring. Normal service levels at other Orange Line stations.
OR
Sept 24-25: NO SERVICE at Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church stations
OR
Oct 1-2: NO SERVICE at Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church stations
OR
Oct 8-9: NO SERVICE at Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church stations
OR
Oct 15-16: NO SERVICE at Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church stations

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

Surge #10: TBD | Fort Totten to NoMa-Gallaudet | Shutdown
TRAIN FREQUENCY
RD
Shady Grove to NoMa every 5 minutes; Glenmont to Fort Totten every 10 minutes.

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

Surge #11: TBD | East Falls Church to West Falls Church | Single tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY
OR
Every 16 minutes between Vienna and New Carrollton, with additional trains from East Falls Church to New Carrollton.
SV
Every 16 minutes. Additional trains East Falls Church to New Carrollton.

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

Surge #12: TBD | Greenbelt to College Park | Single tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY
GRYL
From Greenbelt every 12 minutes; normal service levels at other stations. No Rush+ Yellow to and from Greenbelt.

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

Surge #13: TBD | Rosslyn to Pentagon | Shutdown
TRAIN FREQUENCY
BLYL
From Greenbelt every 12 minutes; normal service levels at other stations. No Rush+ Yellow to and from Greenbelt.

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

Surge #14a: TBD | Braddock Road to Huntington/Van Dorn Street | Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY
BL
Every 18 minutes.
YL
Every 6 minutes between National Airport and Mount Vernon Square. A shuttle train will run between Huntington and King Street

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

Surge #14b: TBD | Braddock Road to Huntington/Van Dorn Street | Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY
BL
Every 18 minutes.
YL
Every 6 minutes between National Airport and Mount Vernon Square. A shuttle train will run between Huntington and King Street

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

Surge #15: TBD | East Falls Church to West Falls Church | Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY
OR
Every 16 minutes, with additional trains between East Falls Church and New Carrollton.
SV
Every 16 minutes.

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

Options

TELEWORK

Employees are allowed to perform their business duties outside the traditional office location. Video conferencing, group messaging, and similar software help to preserve office culture.

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FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

Work shift variations that include flextime, compressed work weeks and staggered work hours. Each represents an adjustment to the traditional 9-to-5, 8-hours-a-day schedule.

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RIDESHARE

A trip or ride that has multiple passengers headed in the same direction, the destination/origin do not need to be the same. (ie. carpooling, vanpooling, slugging, Lyft Line, uberPOOL, Split).

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CARSHARE

Carsharing allows users access to a fleet of vehicles, based on a timed reservation system or availability, and often includes gas, insurance maintenance costs (ie. car2go, Zipcar, Enterprise CarShare).

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Helpful Apps

Consider all public transit options in DC and plan a trip using this real-time app.
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Find a quick and easy way to get in, out, and around DC in either the cheapest, quickest, or most environmentally friendly way possible.
Available on: iOS Android
Plan your trip, find departure times for all nearby transit lines, request an Uber, reserve a car2go or grab the closest Capital Bikeshare bike.
Available on: iOS Android
View maps and plan a trip by transit, walking, biking (or driving). Get real-time updates and notifications of delays and re-route accordingly.
Available on: iOS Android
DC Metro Transit
Real-time predictions for the DC Metrorail, Metro Bus, Circulator, PG County – The Bus, Fairfax CUE, and the UMD Shuttle.
Available on: iOS Android
RideDC Trip Planner
A trip planner with real-time rail and bus predictions and a DC Metro map that features transit options near your current location.
Available on: iOS Android

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