Federal offices will be closed today for the Veterans Day holiday.

Only special delivery and express mail will be delivered; post offices will be closed.

All banks and courts will be closed. Metrobus and Metrorail will operate on a Saturday schedule, except that Metrorail will begin operating at 6:30 a.m. Offpeak fares will be in effect. The Silver Spring and Gaithersburg Ride-On service will operate on a Saturday schedule.

Schools will be closed in Alexandria and Arlington today and in the District today and Friday. In Prince George's the schools will be open a half-day today. Elsewhere, schools will be open.

In Maryland, state and county government offices will be closed, as will District government offices.

Arlington County offices will be closed, but all state and other local offices in Northern Virginia will be open.

Liquor stores will be closed in Virginia and Montgomery County.

Maryland, D.C., Alexandria and Arlington libraries will be closed.

In the District, supercan trash collection usually scheduled for Thursday will be made on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday. The holiday schedule for Monday/Thursday trash collections was stated incorrectly yesterday: The next collection on those routes will be Monday. Trash collections in other areas will be on schedule.

Parking meter payments will not be required in the District and there will be no rush-hour traffic restrictions. Traffic and parking regulations in other jurisdictions will vary.