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

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

RD Shady Grove and Rockville stations closed

RD Every 4  minutes between Grosevnor and Silver Spring

RD Every 8 minutes between Twinbrook and Glenmont

OPTIONS

Metrobus ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

Ride On ($1.75 SmarTrip® or Cash)

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

Capital Bikeshare ($2 Single-Trip Fare or $8/day)

 

For Commuters Arriving at Shady Grove

Free shuttle bus service via Ride On to Grosvenor-Strathmore station. Shuttles arrive every 10 minutes during peak travel times.

Metrobus Q1, Q2 to Rockville, Wheaton, Forest Glen, Silver Spring

Metrobus Q5,Q6 to Rockville, Wheaton

Ride On Route 46 to Rockville, Twinbrook, White Flint, Grosvenor, Medical Center

Ride On Route 53 to Glenmont

Ride On Routes 55, 59, or 63 to Rockville

MARC Brunswick Line to Union Station (For commuters driving on I-270 North of Shady Grove)

Park and Ride at Twinbrook, White Flint, Glenmont, Wheaton or Forest Glen stations (instead of Shady Grove)

 

For Commuters Arriving at Rockville

Free shuttle bus service via Ride On to Shady Grove and Grosvenor-Strathmore stations. Shuttles arrive every 10 minutes during peak travel times.

Metrobus Q1, Q2 to Wheaton, Forest Glen, Silver Spring, Shady Grove

Metrobus Q4 to Wheaton, Forest Glen, Silver Spring

Metrobus Q5,Q6 to Wheaton, Shady Grove

Ride On Routes 44, 45 to Twinbrook

Ride On Route 46 to Twinbrook, White Flint, Grosvenor, Medical Center, Shady Grove

Ride On Route 47 to Bethesda

Ride On Route  48 to Wheaton

Ride On Route 49  to Glenmont

Ride On Routes 55, 59, or 63 to Shady Grove

Ride On Route 81 to White Flint

Park and Ride at Twinbrook, White Flint, Glenmont, Wheaton or Forest Glen stations (instead of Rockville)

 

Supplemental Service

  • Free shuttle bus service via Montgomery County Ride On every 10 minutes during peak travel times from Grosvenor to Shady Grove stations via I-270
  • Additional bus service on Ride On Route 46  from Grosvenor to Rockville via White Flint and Twinbrook
  • Enhanced weekday rush hour service on Metrobus Q6
  • Extra car per train from Rockville to Union Station on MARC’s Brunswick Line

 

Capital Bikeshare

Check out capitalbikeshare.com to learn about the NEW $2 Single-Trip Fare and share your ride using #2Dollars2Wheels.

 

Also consider ridesharing, carsharing, telework and flexing your work schedule

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

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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