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Metro Improvement Projects

Potomac Yard Station & Yellow Line Tunnel and Bridge Rehab

Yellow Line Tunnel and Bridge Rehab, beginning Sept. 10, 2022: This work will require a shutdown between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations, closing the Yellow Line crossing of the Potomac River for seven to eight months. During that time, crews will rehabilitate the Yellow Line Bridge spanning the Potomac River and repair the steel lined tunnels between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations, both of which date to original construction more than 40 years ago. Exact service plans will be released later this year as construction plans are finalized.

Potomac Yard Station, Sept. 10 – Oct. 22, 2022: Potomac Yard Station construction will require a six-week shutdown of rail service south of Washington National Airport station to build new tracks that “tie-in” the new station with the existing Metrorail system. Engineering, testing, and commissioning needed to integrate the track, power, communications and signal systems into the system will also be conducted during this time. This will be followed by additional testing and training to determine when service can begin.

Metro Platform Improvement Project

New Carrollton, Landover, Cheverly, Deanwood and Minnesota Avenue stations on the Orange Line will be closed from Saturday, May 28 through Monday, Sept. 5 for platform reconstruction and station modernization. During that time, Metro will provide free shuttle buses along three convenient routes and offer free customer parking at all closed stations.

Read more at https://www.wmata.com/platforms/ (for Spanish speakers, go to wmata.com/plataformas

Map of closed stations on Orange line

Buses & Trains

Local Transit

FREDericksburg Regional Transit (FRED) – provides daily local public transportation throughout the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County, and Spotsylvania County. Virginia Railway Express (VRE) feeder bus service is provided by FRED from various commuter lots.

The FRED bus Fare Free Program:
• The fare-free program begins on Monday, February 28, 2022
• All FRED routes are going fare-free
• The program is funded by Department of Rail and Public Transportation through the Transit Ridership Incentive Program, support from localities, and other grants
• The program is expected to run through March 1, 2023. It will be reviewed to determine ongoing viability.

Contact 540-372-1222 or visit https://ridefred.com for specific information.

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  • Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) is a local transit service in the Richmond area, with 34 local routes; 10 express routes; 1 rapid transit line called Pulse. GRTC Pulse is a modern, high quality, high capacity rapid transit system that serves a 7.6-mile route along Broad Street and Main Street, from Rocketts Landing in the City of Richmond to Willow Lawn in Henrico County.
Regional Transit
  • Amtrak – America’s passenger rail system. Route, schedule, fare and other information is available from its website.
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BWI, Dulles, Reagan and Richmond Airport Services

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The following companies provide transportation service to one or more of the area airports. Some also provide service to Union Station.

Door to Door Options

Mobility Options

A Program Provided by Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging

Looking for transportation options as a senior or disabled person? Transportation resources may be available to help you maintain your independence. Mobility Options can assist you in finding alternatives that you may not have considered:

• Public Transportation
• Paratransit
• Volunteer Transportation
• Private-Pay Paratransit
• Taxis
• Transportation Network Companies (Uber or Lyft)

“Whether you are simply looking for information and guidance, or assistance with identifying and
accessing transportation services within your local community, make Mobility Options your first call.”

Call 540-656-2985 for more information.

Taxi Cabs and TNC’s

Taxi companies, traditionally provide door to door transportation.  Today, the taxi industry is changing and many companies are offering services such as airport shuttle and package delivery service.  Check out the list below to find a company that meets your needs.

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Transportation Network Companies or TNCs provide door to door transportation furnished by private drivers using smart phone applications.  Two popular companies in our region are Lyft and Uber.  Download the Lyft and Uber Apps to your iPhone or Android smart phone to start riding today.  Payment is easy with a credit card or PayPal account.

Never used a TNC before?  Check out these tutorials to learn how:

Don’t have a smart phone?  You can request a ride using a computer:  Lyft or Uber.
Want to ride with your pet?  Need to go on a long trip?  Wondering who pays the toll? Check out the guidelines in the Uber Guide.
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Bicycles

Virginia Bicycle Map – For information on bike trails and facilities across Virginia. If you would like to get a paper copy of the map contact GWRideConnect at 540-373-7665. For more information on biking and walking trails in Virginia, visit VDOT at http://www.virginiadot.org/programs/bikeped/maps.asp.

Bikes on Transit

Commuting with your bike?
FRED Buses are ready for you and your bike!
All FRED buses are equipped with bike racks on the front of the bus, which makes traveling with your bike on FRED easy and convenient.

VRE’s onboard bicycle policy
Collapsible bikes are permitted on all VRE trains and on all cars.  Full-size bikes are permitted on some trains.  Please review the complete bicycle policy here.

Transportation choices are available for long distance or local commutes! Contact us for a complete list of transit options traveling to Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, or wherever you want to go!