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Inauguration Day Metro service information
Metrorail is open 4 am - midnight with rush-hour service and peak fares from opening until 9 pm; Metrobus will operate Saturday Supplemental service.
WMATA Press Release, January 13, 2017
Closed Friday for Inauguration Day
The Commuter Store, Mobile Commuter Store, CommuterDirect.com Customer Service Call Center, and ART - Arlington Transit Call Center will be closed Friday, January 20 for Inauguration Day. Arlington County government offices will be closed. CommuterDirect.com orders placed after 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 will be processed and shipped on Monday, January 23. ART service for Jan. 20
January 17, 2017, CommuterDirect.com
MARC Penn Line trains will not include bike car this weekend
Due to anticipated high ridership this weekend, the MARC Penn Line weekend service will not operate with the MARC Bike Car this weekend. As a result, only folding bicycles will be accepted on MARC trains. The Bike Car is being replaced this weekend only with a regular railcar to ensure that there is adequate seating capacity.
January 17, 2017, MARC
Five top concerns about inauguration week travel
Getting around central Washington on inauguration Friday will be difficult, but those challenges are pretty well known. What’s confusing people is the local travel plan for pre-inauguration events Thursday and the Women’s March on Saturday.
Robert Thomson, January 16, 2017, Washington Post
Public transit and other ways to get to inauguration events
Getting to the National Mall for the presidential inauguration successfully will involve some planning and extra time.
Mike Murillo, January 16, 2017, WTOP
How to get to -- or around -- Inauguration Day festivities
As many as 1 million visitors are expected for the swearing-in of Donald Trump as the 45th president, the inaugural parade, the balls -- and several planned demonstrations.
Luz Lazo, January 14, 2017, Washington Post
Transportation funding changes bring in the green
The 2013 Virginia General Assembly revenue and appropriations bill established a dedicated funding stream for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), which oversees planning and funding for transportation projects in the Commonwealth’s Planning District 8, including Fairfax County.
Angela Woolsey, January 13, 2017, Fairfax County Times
Union Station's main entrance to be closed Jan. 19
Commuters who use D.C.'s Union Station on Thursday, Jan. 19 will find the main entrance and part of the station closed.
Andrea Swalec, January 13, 2017, NBC Washington
Federal employees encouraged to telework during inauguration week
In light of inauguration week travel disruptions and commuting delays, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is asking federal employees who work in downtown D.C. to telework on Wednesday and Thursday, if possible.
Hanna Choi, January 14, 2017, WTOP
Travelling to, from Union Station January 18-22
The presidential inauguration on Friday, January 20, and related events, are expected to bring large crowds to Washington, D.C. Amtrak, MARC, VRE, and Metrorail passengers arriving at or departing from Union Station should allow extra time. Tips from Amtrak.
January 13, 2017, CommuterPage.com
Metro's next SafeTrack work to shut down portion of Blue line
Major track work and possible delays are coming to Arlington as part of Metro’s first SafeTrack “surge” of the new year.
Tim Regan, January 12, 2017, ARLnow
Why did Metro add more 24/7 track work, including some areas hit before?
Metro scheduled new 24/7 track work on Thursday, after uncovering additional problems that must be addressed and after juggling the competing crumbling parts of the system to outline a new schedule.
Max Smith, January 13, 2017, WTOP
Housing and jobs popping up around Green Line
The Green Line is an economic engine in the Washington region, attracting jobs, housing, retail, and young people, says a new report.
Susan Balding, January 12, 2017, GGW
Mark your calendars for 2017 congestion events
There’s a lot about the D.C. travel year that already is scheduled, or at least markable on your calendar as worthy of a double-check later.
Robert Thomson, January 12, 2017, Washington Post
Metro releases SafeTrack schedule for 2017
Metro today released schedule information for the remaining SafeTrack surges between February and June 2017. Surges will resume February 11 with an 18-day surge on the Blue Line with closure of the blue line between Rosslyn and Pentagon.
WMATA Press Release, January 12, 2017
Airports warn about inauguration crowds
Airport officials in Washington are warning travelers about crowds and congestion expected around the inauguration.
January 12, 2017, WJLA
Mt. Rainier -- D.C. express bus coming in March
Last May, the DC Council approved funding for the G9, an express bus line along the Rhode Island Avenue corridor. According to a WMATA spokesperson, the line, which will run from Mount Rainier in Prince George's County to downtown DC, will begin service on March 20th.
Mat Friedman, January 11, 2017, GGW
Heavy traffic makes wait for bus seem longer
If you’ve ever waited for a bus on a narrow sidewalk next to a dangerous high-speed road, this research is for you: A new study published by the Transportation Research Board finds transit riders perceive waiting times to be longer if they’re at a stop with heavy traffic and high levels of pollution.
Angie Schmitt, January 11, 2017, Streetsblog
House Oversight scraps transportation subcommittee
A House panel is scrapping its subcommittee that maintained oversight of transportation agencies like the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Amtrak and Washington's Metrorail.
Melanie Zanona, January 10, 2017, The Hill
Va., Md. expected to okay Metro safety body
A new Metro safety oversight commission is a step closer to happening as the Virginia and Maryland legislatures convene this week.
Robert McCartney, January 9, 2017, Washington Post
Purple Line opponents ask for new environmental assessment
Metro takes legal action against D.C. Fire
Fairfax Connector to launch bus tracker
Which Metro stations will be closed on Inauguration Day?
With drama over Inauguration Day farecard, Metro wades into political minefield
Arcing insulator at Pentagon City Metro station Friday
What transportation will be like for Trump inauguration
Amtrak adding expansion to Roanoke from Charlottesville
Metro worker falls down shaft at Bethesda station
IT glitch caused systemwide Metro delays