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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 #13 PHASE I : March 4 - April 1| Braddock Road to Huntington/Van Dorn Street| Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY

BL YL Every 24 minutes between Braddock Road and Huntington/Van Dorn Street

YL Every 24 minutes between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square

YL Every 24 minutes between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square

YL No Yellow Rush+

OPTIONS

Metrobus ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

Metroway ($1.75 SmarTrip or Cash)

Alexandria DASH ($1.60 Cash or free transfers with SmarTrip®)

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

PRTC OmniRide ($1.50 in Prince William County, $4+ SmarTrip® or Cash regionally)

Fairfax Connector ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

Arlington ART ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

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

 

For commuters arriving at Franconia-Springfield

Free shuttle bus service to Pentagon via Metrobus every 5-10 minutes on weekdays during peak times

Fairfax Connector 301 route to Huntington Metro station

 

For commuters arriving at Van Dorn Street

Metrobus 25B to Ballston-MU Metro station

DASH route 5 to to Old Town Alexandria, and Pentagon Metro station

Fairfax Connector 231/232 to Franconia-Springfield Metro station

 

For commuters arriving at Eisenhower Ave

REX (Richmond Highway Express) to King St-Old Town

 

For commuters arriving at Huntington

Metrobus 10A to Pentagon (enhanced schedule)

Metrobus 10E to Pentagon Metro station, Hunting Point

Metrobus 11Y to Mount Vernon , George Washington Memorial Parkway , Potomac Park [19th & Virginia Ave NW] (enhanced schedule)

REX (Richmond Highway Express) to King St-Old Town Metro station, Fort Belvoir south post

Fairfax Connector 301 to Franconia-Springfield Metro station

Fairfax Connector 109 to Van Dorn Metro station

 

For commuters arriving at Braddock Road

Metrobus 10A to Pentagon Metro station, Hunting Point

Metrobus 10B to Ballston, Hunting Point

Metroway to Pentagon City

DASH AT4 to Pentagon

DASH AT3 to Pentagon

 

For commuters arriving at King Street-Old Town

DASH AT2 to Braddock Rd Metro station

DASH AT5 to Braddock Rd Metro station

DASH AT8 to Van Dorn Metro, Old Town

 

For Commuters in Prince William County

PRTC OmniRide Pentagon & Crystal City route for Metrobus, ART or DASH connection

PRTC OmniRide Rosslyn & Ballston route for Metrobus, ART or DASH connection

PRTC OmniRide Washington route/MX-1 Express from the Route 123/ I-95 commuter lot to downtown DC

PRTC OmniRide Lake Ridge/Mark Center route for Metrobus or DASH connection

PRTC OmniRide Prince William Metro Direct route to Franconia-Springfield Metro station for Metrobus connection (Schedule changes apply)

 

For Commuters in Fairfax County

Fairfax Connector 394 Saratoga – Pentagon route will provide regular and supplemental weekday express service to Pentagon; free parking (regular schedule/supplemental schedule)

 

For commuters in Alexandria

Metrobus 11Y express line between Mount Vernon and Potomac Park

 

Supplemental Transit Service

Additional Metrorail service on Yellow Line between Reagan National Airport and Mt. Vernon Square

Metrobus 10A between Pentagon and Farragut Square

Metrobus 11Y to Mount Vernon, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Potomac Park (19th & Virginia Ave NW)

Metroway between Braddock Road Metro and Pentagon City Metro (every 6 minutes during weekday peak periods; every 12-15 minutes off-peak)

Fairfax Connector 394 to Saratoga, Pentagon Express supplemental weekday express service to Pentagon; free parking

 

Biking

If you plan on going multi-modal, learn more about how to take your bike on WMATA public transit.

Or, consider biking as an alternative to your usual commute.  There are many scenic routes and trails available in Alexandria and Arlington, VA. Visit BikeArlington for information.

If you’re just looking to take a one-way trip, take advantage of Capital Bikeshare’s $2 single-trip fare.

To explore other bike options during SafeTrack Surge 13, 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.

OTHER TRACKWORK
Surge #13 PHASE II : April 2 - April 13| King St-Old Town to Huntington| Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY

BL Every 12 minutes during rush hour

YL Every 24 minutes between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square

YL Every 24 minutes after 10pm between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square

YL No Yellow Rush+

OPTIONS

Metrobus ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

Metroway ($1.75 SmarTrip or Cash)

Alexandria DASH ($1.60 Cash or free transfers with SmarTrip®)

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

PRTC OmniRide ($1.50 in Prince William County, $4+ SmarTrip® or Cash regionally)

Fairfax Connector ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

Arlington ART ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

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

 

For commuters arriving at Franconia-Springfield

Free shuttle bus service to Pentagon via Metrobus every 5-10 minutes on weekdays during peak times

Fairfax Connector 301 route to Huntington Metro station

 

For commuters arriving at Van Dorn Street

Metrobus 25B to Ballston-MU Metro station

DASH route 5 to to Old Town Alexandria, and Pentagon Metro station

Fairfax Connector 231/232 to Franconia-Springfield Metro station

 

For commuters arriving at Eisenhower Ave

REX (Richmond Highway Express) to King St-Old Town

 

For commuters arriving at Huntington

Metrobus 10A to Pentagon (enhanced schedule)

Metrobus 10E to Pentagon Metro station, Hunting Point

Metrobus 11Y to Mount Vernon , George Washington Memorial Parkway , Potomac Park [19th & Virginia Ave NW] (enhanced schedule)

REX (Richmond Highway Express) to King St-Old Town Metro station, Fort Belvoir south post

Fairfax Connector 301 to Franconia-Springfield Metro station

Fairfax Connector 109 to Van Dorn Metro station

 

For commuters arriving at Braddock Road

Metrobus 10A to Pentagon Metro station, Hunting Point

Metrobus 10B to Ballston, Hunting Point

Metroway to Pentagon City

DASH AT4 to Pentagon

DASH AT3 to Pentagon

 

For commuters arriving at King Street-Old Town

DASH AT2 to Braddock Rd Metro station

DASH AT5 to Braddock Rd Metro station

DASH AT8 to Van Dorn Metro, Old Town

 

For Commuters in Prince William County

PRTC OmniRide Pentagon & Crystal City route for Metrobus, ART or DASH connection

PRTC OmniRide Rosslyn & Ballston route for Metrobus, ART or DASH connection

PRTC OmniRide Washington route/MX-1 Express from the Route 123/ I-95 commuter lot to downtown DC

PRTC OmniRide Lake Ridge/Mark Center route for Metrobus or DASH connection

PRTC OmniRide Prince William Metro Direct route to Franconia-Springfield Metro station for Metrobus connection (Schedule changes apply)

 

For Commuters in Fairfax County

Fairfax Connector 394 Saratoga – Pentagon route will provide regular and supplemental weekday express service to Pentagon; free parking (regular schedule/supplemental schedule)

 

For commuters in Alexandria

Metrobus 11Y express line between Mount Vernon and Potomac Park

 

Supplemental Transit Service

Additional Metrorail service on Yellow Line between Reagan National Airport and Mt. Vernon Square

Metrobus 10A between Pentagon and Farragut Square

Metrobus 11Y to Mount Vernon, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Potomac Park (19th & Virginia Ave NW)

Metroway between Braddock Road Metro and Pentagon City Metro (every 6 minutes during weekday peak periods; every 12-15 minutes off-peak)

Fairfax Connector 394 to Saratoga, Pentagon Express supplemental weekday express service to Pentagon; free parking

 

Biking

If you plan on going multi-modal, learn more about how to take your bike on WMATA public transit.

Or, consider biking as an alternative to your usual commute.  There are many scenic routes and trails available in Alexandria and Arlington, VA. Visit BikeArlington for information.

If you’re just looking to take a one-way trip, take advantage of Capital Bikeshare’s $2 single-trip fare.

To explore other bike options during SafeTrack Surge 13, 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.

OTHER TRACKWORK
Surge #14: April-May (Dates TBD) | Greenbelt – College Park | Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY

Green Line trains will continuously single track between Greenbelt and College Park from mid-April to May. Service information and exact dates will be announced in early March.

  • Green Line trains to/from Greenbelt will run every 12 minutes during rush hours (regularly every 6 minutes)
  • No Rush+ Yellow Line service to/from Greenbelt
  • Near-normal service levels at all other stations
  • Greenbelt customers are encouraged to use New Carrollton or College Park as alternates during this time

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.

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.
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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.
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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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