On Saturday, June 4, Metro started its year-long initiative to address safety and repair issues for the Metrorail system. The repair work will be spread across 15 separate Safety Surges of intensive maintenance and repairs with the goal of compressing three years of work into one year.(See the surge schedule here) Fortunately for Arlington, many of the surges that directly affect the county are earlier in the schedule so we can get them over and done with sooner. Unfortunately though, just because a surge may not be affecting your particular commute route, does not mean you won't feel the impact of the reduced rail service elsewhere. Similar to how a single tracking event can reverberate throughout the whole Metro system, SafeTrack will only amplify this effect.
- Telework and/or flexible scheduling
- Ridesharing via vanpools and carpools
- Capital Bikeshare single-trip fares or corporate memberships
- Traveling workshops to better explain commute options