What is Metro SafeTrack?
Metro’s SafeTrack maintenance plan will reduce service on sections of the Blue, Orange, Silver and Yellow lines from June 2016 through June 2017. The changes are necessary to allow time to rehabilitate and improve the overall system in the shortest time possible.
Arlington is closely coordinating with Metro and all our partners across the region on ways to cope with the closures and surge projects.
These surges will affect our entire region — we’re all in this together! What should you do? Consider and plan for telework (if possible), and we are encouraging those who must travel to work to take transit or car/vanpool. A single driver in a vehicle should be your last resort.
Lean on the Library: For teleworkers who can’t work at home, Arlington Public Libraries offer wifi, office equipment, design stations (with Adobe software), meeting rooms. Check out Libraries’ SafeTrack resources.
What are My Transportation Options?
Thanks to our decades of transit-oriented development, Arlington County hosts a wide variety of transportation options. Your best source for up-to-the-minute information on options is our CommuterPage.com — “SafeTrack – Know Your Transportation Options.”
Through CommuterPage, you can learn about the many options — ranging from telework to ridesharing to vanpooling to biking to bus. You can also request brochures and maps to be mailed to you.
Another great resource is our CarFree A to Z — the region’s first multi-modal trip planning and comparison tool.
Connect with Arlington County Transportation
SafeTrack will be on ongoing process. While improvements are being made to Metro, we recommend staying up to date via the following methods.
- Visit CommuterPage.com — SafeTrack – Know Your Transportation Options
- Follow Arlington DES on Twitter
- Like Arlington DES on Facebook
- Sign-up for Arlington Alerts
Arlington County will continue to provide helpful info via our website, social media channels, public meetings and more, to keep residents informed of any and all delays in regular service, as well as alternative transportation options.