What’s open and closed on Veterans Day

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WASHINGTON – Since Veterans Day is a federal holiday, the federal government, along with most local government offices in D.C., will be closed Monday.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Most banks are closed on Monday. Post offices are also closed, but express mail delivery will continue.


HOV restrictions won’t be in effect in Virginia or on Interstate 270 in Maryland due to the federal holiday.

In D.C., reversible roads like Rock Creek Parkway and Connecticut Avenue won’t switch into rush hour mode. The reversible lanes will operate like it’s a weekend.

Metro weekend track work continues Monday, with buses replacing trains on the Red Line between Shady Grove and White Flint. Riders may want to consider using stations at the other end of the Red Line to reach downtown D.C. instead.

The rail system opens at 5 a.m. and closes at midnight like a normal weekday, but trains will operate at Saturday intervals. With track work, that means every 20 minutes on the Blue, Orange and Yellow lines. There will be additional trains between Vienna and Stadium-Armory during rush hour.

Parking at Metro-owned lots and garages is free on Monday. All rail fares will be off-peak.

Metro buses will operate on a Saturday supplemental schedule. MetroAccess will operate on a regular schedule, but subscription trips will be canceled.

There isn’t MARC or VRE service Monday. VRE says there wasn’t enough riders on Columbus Day to justify operations on so-called “soft” holidays when federal workers are off, but many private sector workers still have to go to the office.

Most Maryland commuter buses won’t operate. Only Commuter Bus Route 201 will run on a weekend/holiday schedule.


  • Schools: Closed
  • Courts: Closed
  • Trash and recycling pickup: There is no pickup on Monday, but trash and recycling collection will slide to the next day for the rest of the week.
  • Libraries: Closed
  • Parking: Parking meters, residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions won’t be enforced.
  • The Ft. Totten Transfer Station is closed. It will reopen at 1 p.m. Tuesday for residents to drop off bulk trash.


  • State government offices: Closed
  • Courts: Closed
  • Schools: Open
  • Libraries: Closed, except for Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties

Montgomery County

  • County offices: Closed
  • County courts: Closed
  • County liquor stores: Open for regular hours
  • Trash and recycling pickup: There is no collection Monday. All pickups will slide to the next day this week.
  • Parking: Public garages, lots and curbside meters are free Monday.
  • Recreation: Community and aquatic centers and classes are open as scheduled. All other classes, senior centers and classes and administrative offices are closed. Click here for more information on Montgomery County parks.
  • Ride On: Operates on a modified holiday schedule. Click here to view the schedule.
  • Metrobus: Operates on Saturday schedule with supplemental service
  • Metrorail: Operates on Saturday holiday schedule
  • TRiPS Commuter Stores: (Silver Spring and Friendship Heights locations) Closed

Prince George’s County

  • County offices: Closed
  • County courts: Closed
  • Trash and recycling pickup: Operates on a normal Monday schedule. Bulky trash collections will not operate Monday but will resume Tuesday.
  • The Bus: Normal route service operates Monday, except for Routes 51, 51-Extended and 52. The Para-transit service will run.



  • City government offices: Open
  • Libraries: Open
  • City schools: Closed
  • Trash and recycling pickup: Regular pickup schedule
  • Recreation: All city recreation centers are open.
  • Parking: Metered spaces, signed parking time limit areas and residential permit parking restrictions are lifted
  • DASH bus service: operates on a regular weekday schedule


  • Courts: Closed
  • Schools: Closed
  • Recreation: Park grounds are open, but all community centers will be closed except for Arlington Mill, which will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Trash and recycling pickup: Normal operations
  • STAR: closed, all standing order rides are canceled
  • ART: ART will operate on a Saturday schedule for Routes 41, 42, 51, 77 and 87. All other ART routes will not operate.

Fairfax County

  • County government offices: Closed
  • Courts: Closed
  • Schools: Open
  • Recreation: RECenters operate on a regular schedule. Historic sites are closed. Nature centers are open from noon to 5 p.m. Teen, community and senior centers are closed.
  • Trash and recycling pickup: Regular operations
  • Fairfax Connector: Routes with weekday service operate according to the weekday schedule except routes 335, 394, 395, 585, 595 and 597, which will not operate. Routes 335, 394, 395, 585, 595 and 597 do not operate when a holiday weekday schedule is in effect.
  • Fastran: Not in service

Prince William County Public Schools are closed. Loudoun County Public Schools are open.

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