DC Metro Shutdown: Answers and Alternatives

Shutdown Got You Down? We Can Help

At the end of May, the Washington, DC area Metro shutdown six stations for the Summer (of course they did!) in order to do extensive repairs. The stations are on the Blue and Yellow lines south of Regan National Airport and greatly affect Northern Virginia commuters including many of you using our Carr Workplaces throughout the region.

Here are the Metro stations closed through September 8, 2019:

– Braddock Road
– King Street
– Eisenhower Ave
– Huntington
– Van Dorn Street
– Franconia-Springfield

So…what can you do to alleviate this headache? Here are a few pain-relieving options:

1. Metro is offering complimentary commuter parking at Franconia-Springfield, Huntington, and Van Dorn St.
2. Then, there are complimentary shuttle buses provided by Metro to cover the station closures.
3. The King Street Trolley has extended its operating hours to better coincide with the schedule of the Water Taxi (did you know they sell beer?) servicing Old Town.
4. Carpooling: There are different options such as the free ride-matching service, OmniMatch. Paid services include Waze which is offering $2 rides until June 30 (no promo code needed), Enterprise, and Vanpool Alliance.

And what about those of you who work at our locations in Downtown DC but live close to our Workplaces in NoVa – you are welcome to use any of our Carr Workplaces, so come check them out!
Finally, even if you’re not personally affected by the Metro shutdown in Northern Virginia, if you live in the greater Washington area it’s likely that you know someone who is. So why not refer them to our Carr Workplaces in NoVa – it’s a great way to “telecommute” in a setting that’s professional and has the best amenities and support available.
The Metro closures was not the Summer break any of us wanted but we know that together we can make the best of it.

By Carr Workplaces

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