Without much fanfare or notification to riders, Metro said this week it will add four additional Route 5A buses between Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride and Rosslyn and L’Enfant Plaza each morning departing at 6:15 a.m., 6:55 a.m., 7:35 a.m., and 8:10 a.m.
In the afternoon, three additional buses beyond the regular schedule will run from L’Enfant Plaza to Rosslyn and Herndon-Monroe Park and at 4:10 p.m., 4:40 p.m. and 5:10 p.m.
The fare for the buses is $7.50, like the regular 5A trips that run to and from Dulles Airport.
Metro also tweeted last week without details that some additional rush-hour trips would be added on the Lee Highway Route 3Y and the Arlington-D.C. 38B through the end of the work zone Sunday.
Other non-Metro options include MARC or VRE trains, commuter buses or additional local bus service like Fairfax Connector.