On Columbus Day, closings, restrictions and transit
|Banks||Most closed.||Most closed.||Most closed.|
|Courts||Closed, except for adult arraignments and new juvenile referrals.||Closed.||Closed.|
|Traffic, parking||No parking meter enforcement. Sunday traffic regulations.||No parking fees in Prince George's except for the New Carrollton garage. Parking fees in Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Howard.||HOV restrictions lifted on I-66 and I-395. Holiday parking regulations in Alexandria and Arlington.|
|Trash, recycling||No pick-ups. Pick-ups will slide to the next day throughout the week.||Regular pickups in Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's. Montgomery transfer station open. Landfills open in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Prince George's and St. Mary's||Regular pickup in Arlington and Fairfax counties and the cities of Fairfax and Alexandria. Landfills open in Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William.|
|Liquor stores||Owner's discretion.||Owner's discretion. ABC stores open in Montgomery.||Open.|
|Schools||Closed.||Open in Anne Arundel, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's. Closed in Calvert.||Open in Prince William. Closed in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier and Loudoun.|
|Libraries||Closed.||Open in Prince George's. Closed in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and St. Mary's.||Closed.|
|Local government offices||Closed.||Open in Anne Arundel and Montgomery. Closed in Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, and Prince George's.||Open in Fairfax City. Closed in Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William counties and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church.|
• Federal offices are closed.
• Post offices closed; No mail delivery except for Express Mail.
• Metrorail has Saturday service from 5 a.m. to Midnight. Metrobus has Saturday supplemental service. MetroAccess, Ride On, CUE, The Bus and the PRTC Omniride local and cross county lines have regular service. Loudoun Bus and the PRTC Omniride commuter and Metro Direct lines have modified holiday service. ART have routes 41, 42 51 and 87 running only on Saturday service. DASH has Saturday service. Fairfax Connector has holiday weekday service. VRE, MARC and MTA Commuter Bus are not running.
- The Washington Post. Published Oct. 9, 2011.