Metrorail Station Platform Improvement Project
Platform Reconstruction Underway
We are happy to report that workers have made significant progress in repairing several Metro stops over the summer and we look forward to service restoration at the following locations:
- East Falls Church will reopen to customers on Sunday, August 23.
- Vienna and Dunn Loring will reopen on Tuesday, September 8.
- West Falls Church is now open for rail service, and all Orange Line trains will begin/end at the station until Vienna reopens in September.
What Are My Alternatives?
For those looking for alternatives to taking the Metro, there are several options available that can help you get around the region safely.
The free Guaranteed Ride Home program may provide free taxi rides to rescue commuters who are worried about how they’ll get home when an emergency arises. Rides are available Monday – Friday (excluding federal holidays) from 6 am – 10 pm. CLICK HERE to register and/or request a ride!
Commuters affected by the parking lot closures are encouraged to consider arranging formal carpools using the free Commuter Connections ridematching platform. New carpools comprised of three or more individuals may qualify for a maximum incentive of $130 for a 90-day period through the Commuter Connections ‘Pool Rewards program. An additional $100 may be awarded for carpools traveling along the I-66 corridor. Learn more at the ‘Pool Rewards webpage; scroll to the bottom for the “Pool Rewards for Carpools” section.
Commuters can also use Kiss & Ride lots or Park & Ride lots to form spontaneous casual carpools with the help of CarpoolNow. Carpool drivers picking up other passengers going to and from work can use the Commuter Connections CarpoolNow mobile app and will receive a $10 incentive payment per trip, up to $600 a year. Visit www.carpoolnow.org to download the app. CarpoolNow works like other popular ride-hailing services, except the driver earns money commuting to and from work, and the passenger’s ride is free!
Free express and local shuttle bus service will be provided during station closures. Metro shuttles are listed on their webpage; CLICK HERE for a map and listing of the shuttle routes.
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