DC STREETCAR SERVICE ALERT: 2017 Presidential Inauguration Weekend

Travel safely and efficiently January 20-21 2017

(Washington, DC) — Starting Thursday, January 19, 2017, the Presidential Inauguration is expected to significantly impact travel and increase congestion across the nation’s capital.

This year marks the first time the DC Streetcar will be in operation during an Inauguration ceremony. The system will extend hours on both Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 to accommodate for inauguration-related events.  On Friday, DC Streetcar will open two hours earlier, at 4 a.m., in concert with Metrorail.  On Saturday, it will open one hour earlier, at 7 a.m. After the early opening, the system will then maintain the regular operations schedule and close at 2 a.m on both days.

For visitors using inauguration parking at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (RFK), DC Streetcar is accessible from Lot 6.  Passengers parking at RKF can board at the Oklahoma Avenue and Benning Road NE stop. The DC Streetcar line runs to Union Station, which has central access to other transit — such as MetroBus and MetroRail. DC Streetcar is currently provided as a free service.

For passengers new to the system, the How to Ride video is a useful resource for new and experienced riders, covering all safety and logistics information. The streetcar is ADA compliant with doors level to station platforms and substantial standing room to accommodate wheelchairs. Bikes and strollers can also board, but riders are urged to consider the likelihood of crowded conditions. The DC Streetcar website also includes trip planning tools, including the DC Streetcar tracker, schedule and map.