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Commute changes for New Year's

Sunday - 12/30/2012, 6:38pm  ET

WASHINGTON - There are several changes on the roads and rails for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Roads

The Virginia Department of Transportation says normal HOV restrictions are in effect for New Year's Eve. I-95/395 reversible lanes will remain southbound New Year's Eve night and New Year's Day.

HOV restrictions on I-95, I-395 and I-66 will be lifted in Virginia for New Year's Day. I-95/395 reversible lanes will remain southbound until midnight New Year's Day and switch to northbound by 2 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2.

HOV restrictions on I-270 in Maryland are in effect on New Year's Eve, but are not in effect on New Year's Day.

Metro

On New Year's Eve, Metro will have regular weekday service, with rail service running until 2 a.m. to accommodate New Year's revelers.

On New year's Day, Metro will run on a Sunday schedule, opening at 7 a.m.

MARC

On New Year's Eve, MARC will only run the Penn and Brunswick Lines on an "S" schedule. There will be no Camden Line service.

Find more information about the "S" schedule here.

There will be no MARC service New Year's Day.

VRE

VRE will run trains on an "S" schedule on New Year's Eve.

VRE will not run on New Year's Day.

Arlington ART bus

Routes 41, 42, 51, 77 and 87 will operate on a Saturday schedule on New Year's Eve. No other routes will operate.

Route 41 and 51 and will operate on a Sunday schedule New Year's day. No other routes will operate.

Fine more information about those schedules here.

DASH

Buses will operate on a regular schedule on New Year's Eve. A free shuttle service to First Night Alexandria along King Street between the King Street Metro station and the Potomac River Waterfront will operate between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m.

There will be no service on Jan. 1, except for the King Street Trolley.

Fairfax Connector

Buses will operate on a normal schedule on New Year's Eve, and on a Sunday schedule for New Year's Day.

Fairfax CUE

Buses will operate as usual on New Year's Eve, but will not run on New Year's Day.

Loudoun County Transit

There will be no service on New Year's Day.

OmniRide

There will be regular service on New Year's Eve, with a few extra buses.

There will be no service on New Year's Day.

Find more information here

Ride On

Buses will run on a normal schedule on New Year's Eve. Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on New Year's Day.

Find more information here.

The Bus

There will be no service on New Year's Day.

Taxis

SoberRide

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program's free cab program runs until New Year's Day. You can call 1 800 200 8294(TAXI) to get a free cab ride of up to $30 dollars. Get more details about the program and its restrictions here.

Uber

The car service provider says that surge pricing will be in effect for New Year's Eve. That means prices increase when there are not enough cars on the road to meet the demand. Uber says users will be notified when surge pricing is in effect, and that the price must be approved when the ride is requested.

Parking

D.C.

The city will not enforce meters, residential parking rules or rush hour restrictions on New Year's Day. All parking rules will be enforced on New Year's Eve.

Maryland

Montgomery County will not enforce parking on New Year's Day.

Virginia

Arlington County will enforce parking meters on New Year's Eve, but not on New Year's Day.

The City of Alexandria will enforce parking rules on New Year's Eve, but not on New Year's Day.

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