- Franconia-Pentagon Express Shuttle (Mon-Sun)
- Huntington-Pentagon Express Shuttle (Mon-Sun)
- Landmark-Pentagon Express: (Mon-Fri, 4:45 AM – 8:15 PM)
Two local shuttles will also help connect riders to destinations in Alexandria and Old Town to the Airport and Crystal City.
- Blue Line Local Shuttle (skips Braddock Road)
- Yellow Line Local Shuttle (skips National Airport)
Enhanced Metrobus Service
Enhanced Local Service
- Alexandria/DASH bus are offering more service on their AT3, AT4 routes from Old Town to the Pentagon as well as expanded King Street Trolley service to connect travelers to the water taxi service to the D.C. waterfront/wharf.
- Fairfax Connector is offering more trips on its 393/394 express bus services from the Springfield area, specifically Saratoga and Backlick Road Park & Ride lots to the Pentagon.
- OmniRide is offering free shuttles from Prince William County commuter lots to VRE stations as well as its existing commuter services direct trips to D.C., the Pentagon and the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor.
- The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) stops at Franconia-Springfield, King Street and Crystal City and connects riders directly to L’Enfant Plaza and Union Station. Consider taking a VRE train if you are traveling from Alexandria or Fairfax to Crystal City or D.C. VRE also offers a ‘step-up’ fare that allows you to ride Amtrak trains that also stop at these stations.
- ART 43 connects Crystal City directly with Rosslyn and Ballston saving you a transfer.
- ART 74, ART 84 and ART 87 connect the Pentagon/Pentagon City area with Shirlington and Columbia Pike areas.
Additional Tools and Tips for Traveling
To plan for the upcoming platform work, WMATA has provided a trip planner to help people plan in advance. You can also find more information on shuttles, construction, and alternatives on their dedicated Platform Improvement Project page. (www.wmata.com/platforms)
For employers and businesses, consider granting employees affected by the Platform Improvement Project additional telework flexibility or encourage the use of work carpooling to help with the commute. Arlington Transportation Partners has a dedicated webpage to help set up teleworking policy and assist Arlington businesses directly with setting up alternatives for their employees and informing customers.
Carpooling and biking are also great alternatives to driving alone during the summer platform work. Carpooling will allow you to use the HOV lanes along the I-95, I-395 corridor and bypass congestion in during the AM rush hour. Biking along the parallel Mount Vernon trail or along bike lanes in Arlington County can also ease the strain of a vehicle commute.
For airport travelers going to Reagan National Airport, the Blue and Yellow Metro lines will still run from points north in Arlington and D.C to National Airport Station but not run south of the airport station. Allow additional travel time to the airport as there is also roadway construction projects that restrict vehicle traffic on the airport loop.
Additional traffic congestion is expected during the summer, so take advantage of free bus shuttles, park & ride commuter buses, biking, telecommuting, and other services to save money and time sitting in traffic. Be sure to plan early, allow for additional travel time and stay up to date on the Platform Improvement Project and service conditions at