Monday, March 30, 2020
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Getting Around in Washington DC During Pope Francis’ Visit


As readers know, Pope Francis will be visiting Washington D.C. from September 22 to 24. As Joe Biden would say, this is a BIG deal. Commuters and visitors should anticipate long delays, road closures, detours, and parking restrictions in many areas around Washington, D.C.

Here’s the latest…

Metro released its preliminary service information for the visit. Metro will run rush hour service pretty much throughout the day. Metrorail also released two videos on how to ease your commute during the papal visit. Metrobus has released its service information during the papal visit.

The Washington Post has a good list of road closures and parking restrictions for the visit. Lastly, The Washington Post this past weekend released a fantastic, comprehensive guide to getting around during the papal visit. If you are commutting instead of teleworking like me during the three days, the guide is a MUST read.

Let’s just put it this way, if you don’t have to drive over these three days in D.C. don’t.

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[…] As we have told you, join your fellow commuters like me for part of a worldwide movement to celebrate more sustainable forms of transportation on Car Free Day, September 22. Go car-free or car-lite and make a difference by bicycling, walking, teleworking, carpooling or taking transit. After all, remember that Pope Francis’ visit commences on September 22. […]