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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/10/2010

Transit modified for Veterans Day

By Michael Bolden

[This post has been updated]

Many area transit authorities will have limited service for Veterans Day, as they anticipate a significant drop in ridership as federal workers stay home.

Metrobus will operate on a new modified schedule introduced this past Columbus Day.

In Maryland and Virginia, 27 routes will not operate on Veterans Day, including Maryland routes 87, 88, B27, B29, B31, C11, C13 and W19 and Virginia routes 3Y, 9S, 11Y, 15K 15L, 15M, 16L, 16Y, 17G, 17H, 17K 17L, 18E 18F, 18G, 18H 18J, 24T and 28T. Many other routes will have limited or Saturday service. Here's a link to the complete list of modifications.

A Metro spokeswoman said Metrorail will operate on a Saturday schedule for Veterans Day, although the subway system will be open from 5 a.m. to midnight. Metro says parking will be free at its lots and garages for the holiday.

Virginia Railway Express trains will not operate on Thursday but will resume on Friday. Maryland's MARC trains will operate on a modified schedule; only trains designated with an "S" under the number on the schedule will operate. There will be no Maryland Commuter Bus service.

Here are some additional schedule modifications from around the region:

-- Arlington Transit: ART 41, 42, ART 51, and ART 87 will operate on Saturday schedules. Other routes will not operate.

-- Montgomery County Ride On will operate on a holiday schedule.

-- The Fairfax Connector will operate on a holiday schedule.

-- Some Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission service will operate on a limited basis. Here are complete details.

If there's information that isn't listed here that you would like to know about, ask a question, or share information with your fellow commuters below.

By Michael Bolden  | November 10, 2010; 12:15 PM ET
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Just wondering would HOV restrictions be lifted for the Veterans Day holiday? Particularly on the Dulles Toll Road and I-66?

Posted by: GAU8A | November 10, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Are Metrorail car parks free tomorrow? They usually are on holidays, but with their cash crunch I wouldn't be surprised if they changed that.

Posted by: 1995hoo | November 10, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Hi, 1995hoo. Metro says parking is still free at its lots on holidays. However, other agencies may have different policies if they operate lots near Metrorail stations.

Michael Bolden
Development &
Transportation Editor

Posted by: Michael Bolden | November 10, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

How long has Veterans Day been a Federal holiday? Maybe it's because I work in healthcare, but I've never noticed Vets Day being a day off. Metro seems to think they are there just for Federal workers.

Posted by: jckdoors | November 10, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

To jckdoors -It's been a holiday since 1938

Posted by: dchick | November 10, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

If Metro thought they were just there for federal workers, they'd do a much better job at running their basic services. No need to stay open nights and weekends for the vomit express.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | November 10, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Don't forget Canal Road, Rock Creek Parkway, Ohio Drive, etc, all will be different configurations (i.e. weekend)

Posted by: yell53 | November 10, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

You are a godsend. I spent twenty minutes on Metro's website trying to figure out when the L-2 bus would run on November 11. There are links to loops, and a mysterious "Holiday Schedule" link, but nowhere could I find out the schedule for the bus or even where to look for it. Your simple column is too much for Metro's home page.

Posted by: dfnsatty | November 11, 2010 7:07 AM | Report abuse

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