Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Plan Ahead for SafeTrack Suge 16 - Go Montgomery Special Edition


No Metrorail Service Will be Provided June 17 to 25 Between Shady Grove and Twinbrook During Metro’s SafeTrack Surge #16: Affected Red Line Passengers are Urged to Seek Alternatives

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) last SafeTrack surge -- Surge #16 – will completely close the Shady Grove and Rockville Red Line stations from Saturday, June 17 through Sunday, June 25. Metro will be providing shuttle bus service from the Shady Grove and Rockville stations, but is urging commuters to avoid the stations if possible, particularly during weekday, peak travel hours and consider telecommuting, ride sharing and other alternatives. Travelers are also encouraged to consider using the Brunswick Line MARC Train from Metropolitan Grove or starting their Metrorail trip at Twinbrook, White Flint, Glenmont or Wheaton stations. For Bus, Train and Parking options click here.
MCDOT Commuter Services provides assistance with telework, alternate work schedules, carpooling, vanpooling, use of car-sharing and Capital Bikeshare. To learn more, view Commuter Services telework video and webinar or to receive free, expert consulting services call 240-777-8380 or email.
To improve bus and traffic flow MCDOT will:
  • Coordinate with Montgomery County and Rockville Police to provide traffic control to improve bus operations at key locations.
  • Monitor traffic flow and adjust traffic signals in areas most affected by SafeTrack to improve bus operations and traffic flow.
  • Suspend MCDOT road repair projects along key commuter routes affected by the surge.
  • Request that the Maryland State Highway Administration restrict lane closures and construction projects along key routes affected by the surge.

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Use Capital Bikeshare During SafeTrack

The regional bike share service may be an option. MCDOT has 70 Bikeshare stations throughout the County, including the Shady Grove and Rockville areas. Check locations online.
Use a credit card for a $2 single trip fare, good for up to 30 minutes, or an $8 daily fare.


Consider Using Montgomery County Libraries When Telecommuting

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) are a resource for telecommuters who are impacted by Surge 16. Read more.

For more information, contact Montgomery County’s 311 Call Center 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 311 from within the County, 240-777-0311 from outside the County or use Maryland Relay Services.   Online help from 311 is always available.