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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

Surge #9: September 15 - October 26 | Vienna to West Falls Church | Single Tracking
TRAIN FREQUENCY
OR
Every 18 minutes at Vienna and Dunn Loring
OR
Every 20 minutes between Vienna and New Carrollton stations after 10pm
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
PLANNED WEEKEND TRACK WORK

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)

Arlington ART ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

Loudoun County Transit ($1 Cash for local bus routes, $9 SmarTrip® to Arlington, the Pentagon, and Washington, D.C.)

Fairfax Connector ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

 

For commuters arriving at Vienna

Parking:  Usually use the Vienna Park & Ride facilities? Consider West Falls Church or Silver Line Park & Ride facilities instead. Over the weekend, consider East Falls Church Metro station parking.

Fairfax Connector 463 to Tysons Corner

Metrobus 1A to Ballston

Metrobus  29N to King St.-Old Town

Metrobus 2B to Dunn Loring

Wayfinding Map, courtesy of WMATA

 

For commuters arriving at Dunn Loring

Parking:  Usually use the Dunn Loring Parking facilities? Consider West Falls Church or Silver Line Park & Ride facilities instead. Over the weekend, consider East Falls Church Metro station parking.

Fairfax Connector 401 to Tysons Corner, Franconia-Springfield via Tysons Westpark

Fairfax Connector 402 to Tysons Corner, Franconia-Springfield

Fairfax Connector 462 to Tysons  Corner

Metrobus 1B to Ballston (AM/PM rush only)

Metrobus 2A to East Falls Church, Ballston

Metrobus 2T to Tysons Corner

 

For commuters on I-66 from west of Vienna

PRTC Omni Ride  from Manassas or Gainesville to Pentagon, Downtown D.C.

Manassas Metro Direct to the Tysons Metro Station.

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Manassas Line (via Burke Centre) to Crystal City, L’Enfant Plaza or Union Station

Metrobus 5A from Dulles to Herndon-Monroe Park &  Ride Lot, Rosslyn, L’Enfant Plaza

ART 55 to East Falls Church, Lee Highway, Rosslyn

Saratoga Park & Ride: Routes 393 and 394

 

For commuters arriving at West Falls Church  (weekend options)

Metrobus 3T to McLean

Metrobus 28A to Tysons Corner, King St.-Old Town

Wayfinding Map, courtesy of WMATA

 

For Commuters Arriving at East Falls Church  (weekend options)

Metrobus 2A to Ballston, Dunn Loring

ART 55 to Ballston, Dunn Loring

Wayfinding Map, courtesy of WMATA

 

Supplemental service

  • Free shuttle bus service via Metrobus every 5-10 minutes during weekday rush between Vienna and West Falls Church stations (Shuttles will not stop at Dunn Loring)
  • Supplemental express service on Fairfax Connector between Vienna and Pentagon stations ($4.00 fare)
  • Shuttle train every 24 minutes (regularly every 6 minutes during rush hour) between Vienna and West Falls Church. Transfer at West Falls Church to continue trip.

 

Biking

Consider biking as an alternative to your usual commute. The scenic Washington & Old Dominion Trail is accessible in Herndon, Vienna, Dunn Loring and Falls Church. There are also scenic routes and trails available in Arlington, VA. Visit Bike Arlington for information. Be sure to check out capitalbikeshare.com to learn about the D.C./ MD/VA service’s new $2 single-trip fare.

For information on other bike options during SafeTrack Surge 9 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 #10: October 29 - November 22 | 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: November 28 - December 21 | 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).

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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