UPDATED at 4:39 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19
WASHINGTON -- Most government offices are closed Monday, and traffic restrictions change for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Metro trains will run on a Saturday holiday schedule; buses will run on a Saturday Supplemental schedule. Parking at Metro lots and garages is free.
All federal and local government offices are closed, so are post offices. There's no mail delivery except for Express Mail.
Most banks are closed, as are the courts.
There's no MARC train service on the Camden or Brunswick Lines. The Penn Line is operating on a Sunday schedule. Virginia Railway Express trains will not run on Monday.
ART 41, 42, 51, 77 and 87 will operate on Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate.
All Fairfax Connector routes operate on regular weekdays. Routes with holiday weekday service operate according to the weekday schedule, except routes 335, 394, 395, 432, 493, 494, 495, 585, 599, 724, 734 and 985, which will not run.
Trash and recycling pickups in the District, Alexandria and Prince George’s County all slide one day later this week.
D.C. parking enforcement will take a holiday Monday. There will be no ticketing at parking meters; residential parking and rush-hour lane restrictions are also lifted for the day. Meter parking is free in Montgomery, Prince George's and Arlington counties and Alexandria.
On the roads, HOV restrictions are lifted in Virginia on I-66, I-395, the Dulles Toll Road and I-95. (You still have to pay a toll on 95, though.) In Maryland, the HOV restrictions are lifted on Route 270 but are still in effect on Route 50.
Here are more Montgomery County closures and changes.
Here are more Arlington closures and changes.
For Fairfax County information, click here.
Say “MLK” at Ben’s Chili Bowl to get 10 percent off
Ben’s Chili Bowl in Rosslyn is offering a week-long promotion conjunction with next Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.
The restaurant, at 1725 Wilson Blvd, is offering 10 percent off all orders through Monday, Jan. 19. To get the discount, you have to say “MLK” at the register.
Details on WTOP.com.
DC students present reading of MLK’s ‘Dream’ speech
Students from Watkins Elementary School in northeast Washington are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by presenting a reading of his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial.
Read more on WTOP.com.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 19. It is a federal holiday, which means no mail service and banks will be closed.
Click here for a list of what is open and closed in Fairfax County on the holiday.
Most Montgomery County government buildings and services will be closed for business on Monday, Jan. 19 to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.
The county will also host its annual MLK Day of Service at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Road). The event will run from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and include a host of volunteer activities and projects.
Click here for details.
Reston Community Center is sponsoring a full weekend of cultural and volunteer opportunities as a way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Day is Monday, Jan. 19 and is considered by many to be a day of service.
Click here for the full lineup of events in Reston.
Volunteers can help make the world a better place Monday on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
“It’s a great day to serve with your family, with your friends, with your neighbors. It is a great opportunity to start the new year off right and to honor the life and legacy of Doctor King,” says Amy Cohen, executive director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service at George Washington University.
Read more on WTOP.com.
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