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Posted at 8:27 AM ET, 12/31/2010

Modified transit, parking for holiday

By Washington Post Editors

Most jurisdictions in the Washington region will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions Friday and Saturday in observance of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Here is a roundup, along with some modified transit schedules:

On Friday and Saturday the police department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces and time restrictions in residential and other posted areas. On New Year's Eve, DASH bus service will operate on a Saturday schedule, and the King Street Trolley will operate until 1 a.m. for the First Night Alexandria event. The King Street trolley will operate on a normal schedule on Saturday. DASH bus service will not operate on Saturday.

Arlington County
In Arlington meters won't be enforced, and the county also announced the following service changes for Arlington Transit: On Friday ART 41, 42, 51, and 87 will operate on Saturday schedules. On Saturday ART 41 and 51 will operate on Sunday schedules. Service is canceled on other ART routes. STAR: Standing order rides are canceled for Friday and Saturday. The call center (703-892-8747) will operate from 8:10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday. It will be closed Saturday.

The District
The Department of Public Works won't enforce meters, residential parking rules or rush-hour lane restrictions. The agency also will not tow abandoned vehicles.

Fairfax County
The Fairfax Connector will run Saturday service on the routes that are operational: 101, 109, 151, 152, 161, 162, 171, 310, 321, 322, 401, 402, 505, 574, 605, 950 and RIBS 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. No other routes will operate operate. On New Year's Day, there will be Sunday Service on routes 101, 151, 152, 161, 162, 171, 310, 321, 322, 401, 402, 505, 574, 605, 950 and RIBS 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Other routes won't operate.

Loudoun County
The Commuter Bus service has a limited scheduled Thursday and will not run on Friday. The Tysons Express has a special schedule Thursday.

Metro is running a Sunday schedule Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Running a Sunday schedule but from from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

All subscription trips are canceled for Friday and Saturday. Trips on these days must be reserved separately.

Montgomery County
Ride On buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on New Year's Eve. Buses will operate on a regular Saturday schedule on New Year's Day. Parking will be free at public garages, lots and curbside meters.

Prince George's County
Like most other municipalities county offices are closed for the holiday, but TheBus will operate on a normal schedule. TheBus does not operate on Saturdays.

By Washington Post Editors  | December 31, 2010; 8:27 AM ET
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DrGridlock, I think you mean Metro is running from 7am to 3am, not 3am to 7am.

Got on Metro this morning, first Vienna train at 7am. Went two stops, then were told the train was going out of service at West Falls Church and we had to get on the train on the center tracks. What was up with that?

All this plus making my way around all the seat hogs with multiple suitcases.

Posted by: mensa58 | December 31, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

What is your source with regard to parking meters not being enforced?

Arlington's website (


he following is a list of County Holidays, when parking meters are not enforced.

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Posted by: pooooop423 | December 31, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Do we have to pay for Metro parking today?

Posted by: see1 | December 31, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

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