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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Transit changes for Presidents’ Day

Monday is Presidents’ Day, which means there will be some transportation and transit changes in honor of the holiday. The Capital Weather Gang forecast calls for snow on Sunday, and that could lead to icy and slick roads on Monday. So make sure to be careful when you head out.


(Sarah L. Voisin - The Washington Post)
Here’s what you need to know for getting around on Monday:

Metro

Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will be running on a Saturday schedule. Metrobus will also be running on a Saturday supplemental schedule, with some late night trips canceled. (Click here for a full rundown of bus service.) MetroAccess service will operate on its normal hours, but subscription trips will be canceled unless specifically requested.

As Dr. Gridlock pointed out in his Weekend and Beyond preview, Metro is using the long weekend for track work on the Orange and Red Lines. Shuttle buses will replace trains between Rosslyn and Virginia Square on the Orange Line and between Medical Center and White Flint on the Red Line. Track work begins Friday at 10 p.m. and runs through the close of business on Monday. This will cause pretty heavy delays on both lines.

Orange Line:

Trains will operate between Vienna and Virginia Square and between Rosslyn and New Carrollton at normal weekend service levels. Riders using the free buses between those segments should add 20 to 30 minutes to their normal travel times. Remember, the platform information displays won’t always be accurate during this time.

Red Line:

Trains will operate between Shady Grove and White Flint and between Medical Center and Glenmont at normal weekend service levels. For those using the bus bridge in between those segments, allow 20 to 30 minutes for extra travel time. Again, the platform information displays won’t always be accurate during this work.

Parking Enforcement

D.C.: Parking enforcement is lifted, so there won’t be ticketing for expired meters or violating residential parking and rush-hour lane restrictions. There won’t be any booting, towing or removal of abandoned vehicles.

Alexandria: Parking enforcement is lifted .

Arlington: Parking meters are not enforced.

Montgomery County: Parking at public garages and lots is free on Monday.

Ride On

Montgomery County’s Ride On service will run a special modified holiday schedule on Monday. (In other words, they will have service on every route, but there will be fewer trips during the day.)

MARC

There will be no Maryland Area Regional Commuter train service on Monday.

VRE

Virginia Railway Express will not run on Monday.


DASH

Alexandria’s DASH system will run a Saturday schedule on Monday. DASH will also be running a free continuous shuttle from the Eisenhower Metro station to Prince and Washington streets between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to the George Washington Birthday Parade (which starts at 1 p.m.).

Arlington Transit

Arlington Transit will run ART routes 41, 42, 51 and 87 on Saturday schedules. No other ART routes will operate.

Fairfax Connector

The Fairfax Connector is running a holiday weekday schedule on Monday.

OmniRide

There will be OmniRide bus service on Monday, but it will run a modified holiday schedule with limited service. Head here to see if your route runs on the modified holiday schedule.

By  |  12:22 PM ET, 02/17/2012

 
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