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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)

IMPORTANT UPDATES

Upcoming Metro Service Disruptions

No  SafeTrack work will be completed in January

Surge #12: February 11-28 | Rosslyn – Pentagon | Shutdown
TRAIN FREQUENCY

A section of the Blue Line will be shut down (no trains) between Rosslyn and Pentagon.

Blue Line trains will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Reagan National Airport only

  • Arlington Cemetery Station closed (served by buses from Pentagon)
  • Orange and Silver lines will operate normally
  • Yellow Line service between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square will operate normally
  • Yellow Line Rush+ trains will run all day between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

Surge #13: March 4-April 9 | Braddock Road – Huntington/Van Dorn Street | Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY

March 4 through March 26

  • Continuous single tracking on the Blue and Yellow lines between Braddock Road & Huntington/Van Dorn Street
  • Blue Line trains will run every 24 minutes. All Blue Line riders should consider alternate travel options during this time.
  • Yellow Rush+ trains will not operate between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt.
  • Yellow Line will operate in two segments:
    • Between Huntington and King St-Old Town every 12 minutes
    • Between Reagan National Airport and Mt Vernon Square every 6-12 minutes
  • Between King St-Old Town and Reagan National Airport, only Blue Line trains will operate.

March 26 through April 2

  • Continuous single tracking on the Blue Line only between King St-Old Town and Van Dorn Street.
  • Blue Line trains will run every 24 minutes. All Blue Line riders should consider alternate travel options during this time.
  • Yellow Rush+ trains will not operate between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt.
  • Yellow Line service to/from Huntington will operate normally.
  • Riders who normally use Van Dorn Street or Franconia-Springfield stations are encouraged to use Huntington, Eisenhower Ave or King St-Old Town instead.

April 3 through April 9

  • Continuous single tracking on the Yellow Line only between King St-Old Town and Huntington.
  • Yellow Line trains between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square/Fort Totten will operate every 24 minutes at all times. All Yellow Line riders should consider alternate travel options during this time. In particular, customers who normally use Huntington or Eisenhower Ave should consider Franconia-Springfield or Van Dorn Street stations as alternates.
  • Blue Line and Yellow Rush+ service will operate normally.

 

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

Surge #14: April-May (Dates TBD) | Greenbelt – College Park | Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY
  • Continuous single tracking on the Green Line between Greenbelt and College Park.
  • Service information and exact dates will be announced in early March.

 

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

Surge #15: May-June (Dates TBD) | Minnesota Ave – New Carrollton | Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY
  • Continuous single tracking will significantly reduce Orange Line service
  • Service information and exact dates will be announced in early April.

 

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

Surge #16: June (Dates TBD) | Shady Grove – Twinbrook | Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY
  • Continuous single tracking will significantly reduce Red Line service north of Grosvenor.
  • Service information and exact dates will be announced in early May.

 

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

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CarpoolNow
Immediately connects users who are offering a ride with those seeking a ride. Carpool on-demand and in real-time.”
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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