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See Veterans Day transit schedules

Metro has put out a roundup not only of its schedule for Wednesday but also of the various transit systems around our region. See that schedule here.

This is Metro's own schedule for the Veterans Day holiday:
-- Metrorail will operate on a modified Saturday schedule (5 a.m. to midnight).
-- Metrobus will operate on a weekday schedule.
-- MetroAccess will operate on a Saturday schedule (5 a.m. to midnight).-- Parking at all transit authority-operated lots will be free.
-- Reduced transit fares will be in effect all day.
-- Bicycles will be allowed on Metrorail.

Metro managers say they are reviewing whether they need to modify some of the holiday service schedules. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's are among the easier ones. Most people have them off. Columbus Day and Veterans Day are more difficult, because some people are off and some work. Do you think there's too much service planned for Veterans Day, or not enough?

By Robert Thomson  |  November 10, 2009; 2:44 PM ET
Categories:  Events , Metro , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, holiday schedules  
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Comments

what exactly does "Modified Saturday Schedule" mean? For those of us who indeed have to work, it would be nice to know if that means rush hours service will be offered, or if we will need to built significant additional time into our commutes.

Posted by: RedBirdie | November 10, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Realizing that there is no way to please everyone, I think this is about the right amount of service for Columbus or Veteran's Day. My law firm is always open on Veteran's Day because we transfer that holiday to the day after Thanksgiving instead. I will probably have to wait a few more minutes for the train, but it's not that big a deal. Even though I am not a bus rider, I think it is appropriate to have the buses on a regular schedule since many people that ride a bus may not have off.

Posted by: SweetieJ | November 10, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Like most holidays, my issue is never with Metro's level service, but with MARC's level of service. The "S" schedule they run is laughable at best. Why, if service normally runs until late in the evening, does the last train leave so early?

Posted by: pikamander007 | November 10, 2009 10:33 PM | Report abuse

I understand why transit is reduced, but some things don't make any sense. For example, why were the 16th Street rush hour lanes running NORTH not SOUTH this morning? (three lanes open northbound, two southbound). I realize that's the normal off-peak routing, but obviously there is still a Veteran's Day rush hour.

Posted by: ebleimund | November 11, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Dr. Gridlock,

Please get the word out to Dc officials that there wa stotal chaos this morning on Canal Road by Chain Bridge. Half the drivers knew we were on a holiday schedule and half didn't. I saw several near head-on collisions. PLEASE ask DC officials to monitor this situation tonight or we may have a tragedy.

Posted by: vagolfer | November 11, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

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