By John Martinez and Casey Coleman, Host Committee Members
Starting this Saturday, August 11, Metro will have major disruptions to service on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines. This construction will compound ongoing issues from station closures on the east side of the Red Line. All told, limits on Metro service may disrupt your travel plans during our conference and will cause crowded trains throughout the system.
An immediate affect of the construction will be experienced by conference attendees travelling on Metro from Washington National Airport to the conference hotel. Blue Line trains will only operate between Franconia-Springfield and Arlington Cemetery, so you should take Yellow Line trains from the airport into downtown Washington in order to switch trains at Gallery Place and continue to the Woodley Park station on the Red Line.
We recommend that attendees bookmark Metro’s Status and Alerts page and follow @wmata on Twitter to keep apprised of the latest alerts and affected service. Regardless of how you travel to and from the conference, please give yourself plenty of time and remember to be safe.