WHAT IS THE PLATFORM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT?

The next phase of Metro’s Platform Improvement Project will repair and reconstruct platforms at two stations on the Blue Line (Addison Rd and Arlington Cemetery) from February 13-May 23. During this time, free shuttle bus service will be available. In addition, there will be no Blue Line service. Additional Yellow Line trains will replace Blue Line trains between Franconia-Springfield and Mt Vernon Sq. Silver Line trains will continue to pass through but not serve Addison Rd while the station is closed to minimize service impacts outside the construction area.

 

To best handle the station closures, employers and commuters should prepare and educate themselves by knowing their transportation options.* goDCgo provides individual trip planning services for commuters to help plan the quickest and most affordable route to work.

 

*Please be sure to check the transit providers’ websites for any updates or changes to schedules given the public health crisis.

UPCOMING METRO SERVICE DISRUPTIONS

DATES AND LINE IMPACT AREA
February 13 to May 23, 2021

 

BL No Blue Line Service

OPTIONS TO/FROM METRORAIL

Additional Yellow Line trains will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Mount Vernon Square stations at all times. (Yellow Line service between Huntington and Greenbelt is unaffected.) Customers traveling to downtown D.C. from stations south of Arlington Cemetery should board a Yellow Line train. Transfer at L’Enfant Plaza if necessary.

 

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE will be available. The following shuttles will operate Monday through Friday from 5am to 11pm; Saturday from 7am to 11pm; and Sunday from 8am to 11pm. Shuttle service between Addison Road Capitol Heights operates every 6 minutes on weekdays and every 8 minutes on weekends. Shuttle service between Rosslyn, Arlington Cemetery Pentagon operates every 12 minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends. Shuttles do not stop at Arlington Cemetery after 7pm.

METROBUS provides multiple routes that connect District and Virginia residents to nearby Metrorail stations. Fares start at $2, cash or SmarTrip® card, or download the SmarTrip® app for a contactless way to pay.

  • 23A & 23B – Service between Ballston and Crystal City (operates daily)
  • C21 & C22 – Service between Addison Road and Largo Town Center (operates Monday to Friday)
  • C29 – Service between Addison Road and Largo Town Center
    (operates Saturday to Sunday)
  • F14 – Service between Naylor Road, Addison Road, Capitol Heights, and New Carrollton (operates Monday to Saturday)

ARLINGTON TRANSIT(ART) is Arlington’s local bus service that operates  on clean-burning natural gas and comes fully equipped with ADA accessible wheelchair ramps and priority seating. ART supplements Metrobus with cross-county routes and neighborhood connections to Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express.

  • ART43 – Service between Court House, Rosslyn, and Crystal City (non-stop between Rosslyn and Crystal City, operates Monday-Friday)

FAIRFAX CONNECTOR is the largest local bus system in Northern Virginia transporting about 30,000 residents on 91 routes daily. (Weekday rush hour service only; eastbound in a.m., westbound in p.m.)

  • 599 – Service between Reston, Pentagon, and Crystal City, non-stop
    between Reston and the Pentagon (operates Monday to Friday; AM rush eastbound; PM rush westbound)
  • 697 – Service between Stringfellow Road Park & Ride and L’Enfant Plaza
  • 698 – Non-stop service between Vienna and Pentagon (operates Monday
    to Friday; AM rush eastbound; PM rush westbound)
  • 393, 394, 395, 396 – Peak (rush hour) service to Pentagon
  • 310 – All day service to Metrorail Yellow Line and DC
  • 306 – Pentagon on Braddock Road (off peak)
BIKING

CAPITAL BIKESHARE rates start at $2 for a 30 minute trip. With 5,000 bikes and over 600 stations across the DC metro area, Capital Bikeshare is an easy and cost-effective way to navigate station closures and connect to the nearest open Metrorail stations.

 

Use a personal bike to get to your nearest open Metrorail station where secure
bike parking is available. You can also bring your bike on board the Metrorail at any time.

 

Scooters and Dockless Bikes are currently available in the District and Northern Virginia. Scooters and dockless bikes can easily be located and unlocked using the provider’s mobile app.

  • Northern Virginia – Bird, Lime, Spin (Dockless operators may vary by jurisdiction.)
  • Washington, DC – Helbiz, Jump, Lyft, Skip, Spin
    *(For more information about scooters in the District, visit goDCgo.com/scooter.)

Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) offers courses for bicyclists of all skill levels to help adults ride more comfortably and confidently. All Capital Bikeshare members can access WABA classes for free.

OPTIONS TO/FROM DC
TRAIN/RAIL

VRE provides service Monday-Friday on its Fredericksburg and Manassas lines from Northern Virginia suburbs to Union Station and L’Enfant Station.

 

TRAILS

Trails run between the District and Virginia; Mount Vernon Trail and Rock Creek Trail are highly accessible options. Mount Vernon Trail is an 18-mile paved multi-use trail that stretches from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate to Theodore Roosevelt Island, connecting with regional trails.

 

Rock Creek Trail is an 8.5 mile asphalt/dirt multi-use trail with multiple end points in DC. Each of these trails are intended for shared use by a variety of groups (bicyclists, pedestrians, and joggers) and can be used as a commuter route. Learn more at goDCgo.com/bike.

RIDESHARING

*Please be advised that shared rides may be temporarily paused due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

The Vanpool Alliance helps riders find vanpools that start or terminate in Northern VA through their free Vanpool Finder service. vanpoolalliance.org

 

Commuter Connections’ Ridematching program will match commuters with a carpool or vanpool – reducing road congestion and freeing up parking. commuterconnections.org

 

Sluglines assists drivers bound on the I-395/I-95 and I-66 corridors by reaching the HOV passenger requirements. Riders receive a free ride. Find pick-up and drop-off locations at sluglines.com.

 

uberPOOL, Lyft Line, and Via allow commuters to share the ride with others in the same direction and pay less for your trip. Grab a ride using the provider’s mobile app.

 

eRideShare, SAMERIDE, and Waze Carpool are mobile apps that connect commuters going the same way in DC and Virginia.

 

Taxis can be easily located and hailed around the Northern Virginia area with 24-hour dispatch service./

CARSHARE

Zipcar allows members to reserve and rent a car for as little as an hour and never requires members to pay for gas.

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS

TELEWORK

Employees can perform their business duties outside the traditional office location. It’s encouraged more now more than ever, given the current health crisis. Video conferencing, group messaging, and similar software help to preserve office culture.

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FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

Work shift variations that include flextime, compressed work weeks, and staggered work hours. Each represents an adjustment to the traditional 9-to-5, 8-hours-a-day schedule.

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RIDESHARE

A trip or ride that has multiple passengers headed in the same direction, but the destination/origin do not need to be the same. (i.e. carpooling, vanpooling, slugging, Lyft Line, uberPOOL, Via, and Waze Carpool)

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CARSHARE

Carsharing allows users access to a fleet of vehicles based on a timed reservation system or availability, and often includes gas, insurance, and maintenance costs. (i.e. Zipcar and Free2Move)

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HELPFUL APPS

TripGo

Find a quick and easy way to get in, out, and around DC in either the cheapest, quickest, or most environmentally-friendly way possible.

Available on:  iOS     Android   

 

 

Google Maps

View maps and plan a trip by transit, walking, biking, or driving. Get real-time updates and notifications of delays and re-route accordingly.

Available on:  iOS     Android   

 

 

Waze

Navigate your driving route with peer recommendations on detours and road troubles.

Available on:  iOS     Android   

 

 

Capital Bikeshare

The CaBi App lets you purchase rides, unlock a bike, and ride right away. You can also view all station locations, see available bikes and docks, and get walking directions to them to start your ride..

Available on:  iOS     Android   

Citymapper

Consider all public transit options in DC and plan a trip using this real-time app.

Available on:   iOS     Android   

 

 

 

TransitApp

Plan your trip, find departure times for all nearby transit lines, request an Uber, reserve a car, or grab the closest Capital Bikeshare bike.

Available on:  iOS     Android   

 

 

DC Metro Transit

Real-time transit information for the Metrorail, Metrobus, and DC Circulator. Locally developed for the DC commute.

Available on:  iOS     Android   

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EMPLOYER SERVICES

Employees have many options for getting to work during the Platform Improvement Project surges. Help them choose sustainable, cost-effective, and stress-free modes. goDCgo’s award-winning Employer Services team can help! Download goDCgo’s Toolkit for Employers or schedule a FREE virtual workshop to help your employees navigate around the station closures.