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Columbus Day closings, schedules in the D.C. area


— Most banks.

— All federal government offices.

— Post offices: No mail delivery except for Express Mail.

— Courts: Except for adult arraignments and new juvenile referrals in the District.

Traffic and parking

— District: Rush hours restrictions will be lifted. Meters not enforced.

— Maryland: Parking not enforced in Prince George’s County except for New Carrolton Garage and parking lot, National Harbor and the Department of Corrections.

— Virginia: HOV restrictions will be lifted on Interstate 66 and Interstate 395. Meters not enforced in Arlington and Alexandria.

Trash, recycling

— District: Monday collections on Tuesday; pickups slide one day to the end of the week. Transfer station closed.

— Maryland: Regular collections. Landfills open except in Prince George’s County.

— Virginia: Regular collection in Arlington and Fairfax counties and Fairfax City. Monday collection is on Tuesday in Alexandria. Landfills open.

Liquor stores

— District: Open at owner’s discretion.

— Maryland: Open at owner’s discretion.

— Virginia: Open.


— District: Closed.

— Maryland: Open except in St. Mary’s County.

— Virginia: Closed except in Prince William County.


— District: Closed.

— Maryland: Closed in Calvert, Charles, Howard, Montgomery and St. Mary’s counties.

— Virginia: Closed except in Arlington County.

Local government

— District: Closed except for emergency and essential services.

— Maryland: Closed in Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties.

— Virginia: Closed.

Transportation Services

— Metrorail will run 5 a.m. to midnight on a Saturday schedule; parking is free at station lots.

— Metrobus will be on a Saturday supplemental. MetroAccess has regular service but subscription calls are cancelled.

— CUE, Ride On and The Bus have regular weekday service. DASH will run on a Saturday schedule.

— ART runs routes 41, 42, 51, 77 and 87 only on a Saturday schedule.

— Fairfax Connector runs on a holiday weekday schedule.

— PRTC OmniRide runs on a modified holiday schedule.

— Loudoun Bus has reduced service.

— MARC and VRE are not running.

— MTA Communter Bus will run Route 201 only on a holiday weekend schedule.


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