I am pleased to announce that my office will host summer community
office hours at various locations throughout Ward 5 during the D.C.
Council summer recess period. Monday through Thursday, twice a day,
we will be in locations across Ward 5 to hear your concerns. The
first two weeks of locations are listed below and full details can
be found on my website. I encourage you to stop
by and share any concerns or ask questions during our morning and
evening community hours.
Rhode Island Ave
and Brookland Metro Stations to CLOSE July 21 - September 3
stations will be closed starting Saturday, July 21, through Monday,
September 3 (Labor Day). The shutdown is necessary for Metro to
repair the platform at Rhode Island Ave station, Metro's oldest
Metro has the following efforts planned to mitiage the impact on
between stations. Free shuttle buses
will replace trains between Fort Totten and NoMa-Galludet U.
shuttles from closed stations to locations downtown. Metro will run
free express shuttle buses during AM/PM rush hours between
Brookland and Rhode Island Ave and the areas of Metro Center,
Gallery Place and Union Station.
G9 all day. The G9, which
normally only runs during rush hour along the length of Rhode
Island Ave, will operate during all hours the Metrorail system
is open. The G9 was launched in March 2017 after Councilmember
McDuffie secured funds for it in the D.C. budget.
bus lane on Rhode Island Ave NE. Working with D.C.
Department of Transportation, Metro will establish a new,
temporary dedicated bus lane along Rhode Island Ave NE. The
lane will operate Monday through Saturday from 7am to 7pm and
is not scheduled to remain in place after the shutdown.
details visit www.wmata.com/redline.
Councilmember McDuffie has been engaging WMATA and other agencies
to prepare for the shutdown for months, and his efforts are
outlined in this post.