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Georgetown Metro Connection Bus to Operate on Inauguration Day

Though bridges will be closed to private vehicles from Virginia to D.C. on Tuesday, the Georgetown Metro Connection has received approval to keep continue operating across the bridge. The shuttle serves all Metro bus stops in Georgetown and operates express service bewteen the Rosslyn, Va., and Dupont Circle, D.C., Metrorail stations. Regular fare is $1.50, seniors and the disabled pay 25 cents and SmarTrip holders pay 35 cents if they board at Rosslyn or Dupont.

The shuttle will operate these hours:

Saturday: 8 am. to 2 a.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to midnight
Monday: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The D.C. Circulator Bus has had to make some changes to its schedule, however. Read the revised Circulator schedule after the jump.

D.C. Circulator Bus Inauguration Schedule

Friday, January 16

The DC Circulator will operate regular service and hours from Union Station to Georgetown and from the Convention Center to the Southwest Waterfront.

Please note route changes and delays are possible due to intermittent road closures.

Saturday, January 17

The DC Circulator will operate regular service and hours from Union Station to Georgetown, from the Convention Center to the Southwest Waterfront, and on the National Mall loop.

Route changes and delays are possible due to intermittent road closures.

Sunday, January 18

The DC Circulator will operate regular service and hours from Union Station to Georgetown and from the Convention Center to the Southwest Waterfront.

The National Mall loop will run regular hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., but will not serve the stop at 17th and Constitution. This route will run northbound on 14th Street instead of on 17th Street. Please note, in the event that additional streets in the area are closed for crowd control, the National Mall loop route may cease operation sooner than 6:00 p.m.

Route changes and delays are possible due to intermittent road closures.

Monday, January 19

The Convention Center to the Southwest Waterfront route will stop operating at 1:00 p.m. Passengers are advised to utilize Metrobus route 70 as an alternate, but buses will not be allowed to cross Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Union Station to Georgetown route will operate regular service between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. At 3:00 p.m., DC Circulator will no longer be able to access Union Station and buses will use an alternate route. All Union Station passengers are advised to use the nearest stop located at North Capitol Street and H Street, NW.

o Traveling toward Union Station on Massachusetts Avenue, NW buses will turn north on 5th Street, NW, travel eastbound on K Street and terminate on North Capitol Street at H Street.

o Traveling toward Georgetown, buses will begin on H Street, NW at North Capitol Street, travel down H Street to Massachusetts Avenue and return to their regular route.

Tuesday, January 20

· All regular Circulator service will be suspended.

· Metrobus will operate replacement east-west service downtown from H Street, NW at North Capitol Street (near Union Station) to Washington Circle (24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW) via L and M Streets.

· Special service Metrobuses on L Street will begin on the south side of Washington Circle, just east of 23rd Street, NW, and end at H and North Capitol Streets near Union Station. These special service Metrobuses will have placards indicating "North Capitol Street" as their destination.

· Special service Metrobuses on M Street will begin at H and North Capitol Street, near Union Station and end on 23rd Street just north of Washington Circle. These special service Metrobuses will have placards indicating "Washington Circle" as their destination.

· Georgetown service will be provided by Metrobuses on Wisconsin Avenue and M Street between Friendship Heights and Washington Circle. Georgetown buses will begin and end on Pennsylvania Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets, NW, just west of Washington Circle.

Wednesday, January 21
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The DC Circulator will operate regular service and hours from Union Station to Georgetown and from the Convention Center to the Southwest Waterfront.

Route changes and delays are possible due to intermittent road closures.

For more information, please visit www.dccirculator.com.

By David A Nakamura  |  January 15, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  | Category:  Transportation
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