DC will expand rush hour parking restrictions, offer cheaper Bikeshare option during Metro SafeTrack

- D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Thursday major changes they are making to ease the burden of Metro's SafeTrack plan.

The city will expand rush hour parking restrictions, enhance Capital Bike share, create citywide traffic control center, expand taxi stands, areas for pooling rides, modify signal timing plans and deploy additional TCO's.

FOX 5 spoke with passengers who live on the East side of the Anacostia, and they are not happy with D.C. or Metro's plans to move them around during the 16 day shut down. 

Beginning on Saturday, June 4, Capital Bikeshare will offer a Single-Trip fare that will allow travelers to take a single Capital Bikeshare ride for as low as $2 for trips under 30 minutes. Single-Trip fares will be available at stations with a credit or debit card. Rides under 30 minutes will cost $2 and normal 24-hour pass usage fees apply for each subsequent 30 minutes of ride time.

Starting on Friday, Metrorail will close at midnight - every night - in order to implement its SafeTrack plan along different sections of the system. The SafeTrack plan is a massive effort to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the system.

Surge #1 of the SafeTrack plan will involve work on the Orange and Silver lines. Trains will continuously single track between the East Falls Church station and the Ballston station. These schedule adjustments will begin on June 4 and last through June 16.

For a complete SafeTrack plan click here.

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