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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

Click on each item below to see transportation alternatives
Surge #15: May 16 - June 15 | New Carrollton – Stadium Armory | Shutdown
TRAIN FREQUENCY

OR New Carrollton, Landover, Cheverly, Deanwood and Minnesota Ave stations closed

OR Every 6-8 minutes between Vienna and Largo Town Center during rush hours

SV Every 12 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Stadium-Armory during rush hours

BL Every 12 minutes, as usual, between Franconia-Springfield and Largo Town Center

OPTIONS

Metrobus ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

Metroway ($1.75 SmarTrip or Cash)

Capital Bikeshare (SafeTrack Special $2/ride or $8/day)

MARC Penn Line (Rate Varies –  Credit Card or Cash)

The Bus  ($1.25 SmarTrip® or Cash)

 

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

  • Limited free shuttle buses (every 30 minutes) will replace trains between New Carrollton and Stadium-Armory. VIEW SHUTTLE MAP
  • Express shuttle buses will connect to Blue Line stations for quicker, easier transfers to rail service (VIEW SHUTTLE MAP):
    • Minnesota Ave to Stadium-Armory
    • Deanwood to Capitol Heights
    • Cheverly to Morgan Blvd
    • Landover and New Carrollton to Morgan Blvd
  • Free direct express shuttle buses via TheBus will provide a connection between Landover and Morgan Boulevard stations every 15 minutes during weekday peak periods (6-10am and 3-7pm)

*Note – riders must tap their SmarTrip card on the shuttle bus to receive a rebate on any difference in  fare.

 

For commuters arriving at New Carrollton

VIEW BUS ALTERNATIVES MAP

Metrobus F12  to Landover, Cheverly

Metrobus F13  to Cheverly

Metrobus F14 to Capitol Heights, Addison Rd, Naylor  Road

Metrobus G12, G14 to Greenbelt

Metrobus T14 to Rhode Island Ave Metro

Metrobus T18 to Rhode Island Ave Metro

The Bus 15X to Greenbelt

The Bus 16 to Greenbelt (via Doctor’s Community Hospital/Beltway Plaza)

MARC Penn Line via New Carrollton downtown

*Park & Ride customers should consider using Park & Ride facilities on the Green Line (College Park, Prince George’s Plaza, West Hyattsville, Fort Totten) or Blue Line (Largo Town Center, Morgan Blvd, Addison Rd, Capitol Heights). VIEW PARKING AVAILABILITY

 

For Commuters arriving at Landover

VIEW BUS ALTERNATIVES MAP

Metrobus A12 to Addison Rd, Capital Heights

Metrobus F12 to Landover, Cheverly

*Park & Ride customers should consider using Park & Ride facilities on the Green Line (College Park, Prince George’s Plaza, West Hyattsville, Fort Totten) or Blue Line (Largo Town Center, Morgan Blvd, Addison Rd, Capitol Heights). VIEW PARKING AVAILABILITY

 

For commuters arriving at Cheverly

VIEW BUS ALTERNATIVES MAP

Metrobus F1 to West Hyattsville, Takoma

Metrobus F2 to West Hyattsville, Takoma

Metrobus F8 to West Hyattsville, Prince George’s Plaza, Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center

Metrobus F12 to Landover, New Carrollton

Metrobus F13  to New Carrollton

The Bus 18 to Addison Rd, Prince George’s Plaza

The Bus 23 to Addison Rd

*Park & Ride customers should consider using Park & Ride facilities on the Green Line (College Park, Prince George’s Plaza, West Hyattsville, Fort Totten) or Blue Line (Largo Town Center, Morgan Blvd, Addison Rd, Capitol Heights). VIEW PARKING AVAILABILITY

 

For commuters arriving at Deanwood

VIEW BUS ALTERNATIVES MAP

Metrobus U7 to Minnesota Ave

Metrobus W4 to Benning Rd, Congress Heights, Anacostia

Metrobus R12 to College Park, Greenbelt

Metrobus V14 to Addison Rd

*Park & Ride customers should consider using Park & Ride facilities on the Green Line (College Park, Prince George’s Plaza, West Hyattsville, Fort Totten) or Blue Line (Largo Town Center, Morgan Blvd, Addison Rd, Capitol Heights). VIEW PARKING AVAILABILITY

 

For commuters arriving at Minnesota Ave

VIEW BUS ALTERNATIVES MAP

Metrobus U7 to Deanwood

Metrobus V2, V4 to Capitol Heights, Potomac Ave, Navy Yard, Anacostia

Metrobus X1 to Union Station, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom-GWU

Metrobus X2 to Gallery Place, McPherson Sq, Lafayette Square

Metrobus X3 to NoMa-Gallaudet U, U St

Metrobus X9 to Capitol Heights, Gallery Place, Metro Center

*Park & Ride customers should consider using Park & Ride facilities on the Green Line (College Park, Prince George’s Plaza, West Hyattsville, Fort Totten) or Blue Line (Largo Town Center, Morgan Blvd, Addison Rd, Capitol Heights). VIEW PARKING AVAILABILITY

 

BIKING

If you plan on going multi-modal, learn more about how to take your bike on WMATA public transitOr, consider biking as an alternative to your usual commute.  

New to bike commuting? Check out this handy information and be sure to check out Capital Bikeshare’s $2 single-trip fare. WABA’s website also has information regarding other bike options during SafeTrack Surge 15.

 

OTHER

Ridesharing, carsharing, telework and flexing your work schedule are other great alternatives to driving during SafeTrack Surge #15. Ask your employer if working remotely is an option for you.

Surge #16: June 17 - June 25 | Shady Grove – Twinbrook | Shutdown
TRAIN FREQUENCY

RD Beginning Saturday, June 17, and continuing through Sunday, June 25, a five-mile segment of the Red Line between Shady Grove and Twinbrook will be shut down for nine days during the final surge, which includes crosstie replacement, rail renewal and welding.

RD Two stations – Shady Grove and Rockville – will be closed, with rail service replaced by free shuttle buses running at all times of the day.

RD Red Line trains will operate near normal service between Twinbrook and Glenmont every 8 minutes (normally 6 minutes).

RD Additional Red Line trains will operate between Grosvenor and Silver Spring every 4 minutes (normally 3 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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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).

Learn More
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).

Learn More

Helpful Apps

Consider all public transit options in DC and plan a trip using this real-time app.
Available on: iOS Android
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
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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