Tuesday, December 22, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, email@example.com
(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced service changes in observance of Christmas Day, December 25, 2015 and New Year's Day, January 1, 2016.
“We know residents and visitors will be taking advantage of the many restaurants and nightspots across the city to ring in 2016," said Leif A. Dormsjo, DDOT Director. "To ensure that revelers get home safely and in keeping with our Vision Zero goal of no traffic fatalities by 2024, the DC Circulator will operate extended hours on New Year’s Eve. We encourage everyone going out that night to make a New Year’s resolution to take transit as a safe way home throughout 2016.”
- There will be no DC Circulator service on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25.
- On New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31, the DC Circulator will offer special service on the following three routes:
- All buses on the Dupont Circle – Georgetown – Rosslyn route will run extended service until 2 am.
- Buses on the Georgetown – Union Station route will run extended service between Georgetown and McPherson Square until 2 am.
- The Adams Morgan route, Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square will run extended service until 3:30 am.
- Regular service on the DC Circulator resumes on New Year's Day, January 1, 2016
Rush-Hour Lane Restrictions and Parking Enforcement
All rush-hour lane restrictions will be lifted on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The Department of Public Works will not enforce parking meters, residential parking, rush-hour lane restrictions, and will not tow abandoned vehicles on those days. Normal enforcement will resume 6 am Saturday, December 26 and 6 am Saturday, January 2.
Construction Work in Public Space Suspended
All non-emergency construction work and maintenance activity will stop beginning noon Thursday, December 24 until Sunday, December 27. Work may resume Monday, December 28. The work stoppage only applies to work in public space and it includes the suspension of construction vehicles such as dump trucks or concrete trucks, entering or exiting public space work zones. The work suspension will also be in effect the following week from noon, Thursday, December 31 until Sunday, January 3. Work resumes Monday, January 4.
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