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

BL No service on the Blue Line: Arlington Cemetery Station CLOSED

YL Yellow Rush+ ALL DAY between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt

YL All Yellow Line and Yellow Line Rush+ every 8 minutes during rush hour

GR Every 8 minutes between Branch Ave and Greenbelt

OTHER TRACKWORK
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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)

DC Circulator ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

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

 

For commuters arriving at Rosslyn

DC Circulator to Georgetown, Dupont

ART 43 to Crystal City, Courthouse

PRTC OmniRide from Prince William County on the Dale City – Pentagon & Rosslyn/Ballston route

Metrobus 10E to Pentagon Metro Station, Hunting Point

Metrobus 5A to L’Enfant Plaza, Dulles Airport

 

For commuters arriving at Arlington Cemetery

Bus service will be available to Pentagon Metro Station.

 

For commuters arriving at Pentagon

Fairfax Connector Route 599 Pentagon – Crystal City Express

Metroway Potomac Yard Line to Crystal City Metro, and from Crystal City Metro to Pentagon City. There is a transfer point between the two loops at Crystal City Metro.

Metrobus 10A Southbound to Hunting Point

Metrobus 10A Northbound to Rosslyn

Metrobus 13Y to Reagan Airport, Union Station

Metrobus 16G to Columbia Heights

Metrobus 16P to Culmore

Metrobus 16E to Annandale

ART 74 to Arlington Village

ART 84 to Douglas Park

Fairfax Connector 599 to Reston Park n Ride

 

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

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

 

Supplemental service

Free shuttle buses will replace service at Arlington Cemetery and operate every 5-10 minutes to Pentagon Metro Station

 

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 Bike Arlington 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 12, 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 #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.

 

OTHER TRACKWORK
march-tw

OPTIONS

Coming soon…

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.
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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