The Silver Spring, Forest Glen and Wheaton Metro stations will close during the upcoming holiday weekend, while the county has announced closures for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced the station closures due to Purple Line integration work. Free shuttle buses will operate between the Takoma and Glenmont stations.
County offices, state offices and libraries will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 for the holiday.
The Recreation Department’s administrative office, senior centers and community centers also will be closed. Aquatics programs and facilities will be open while all other classes and programs have been canceled.
For information about Montgomery Parks facilities operating on the holiday, go to www.MontgomeryParks.org.
There will be no Ride On Flex service on Monday, and Ride On buses will run on a modified holiday schedule. The TRiPS Commuter Store at the transit center will be open, while the mobile commuter store will be closed.
County-provided trash and recycling collections will not be picked up on Monday, and the collections will slide by one day next week. The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station will be closed Monday.
Finally, the county’s Alcohol Beverage Services stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and all public parking garages, lots and street meters will be free.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, D.C. Photo from U.S. Information Agency via Wikimedia Commons.