With construction coming to the Blue and Yellow lines on the Metro, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has voted to lessen the inconveniences that this will cause for riders this summer.
Thursday night, Metro’s governing board voted to leave three of the parking facilities on the Blue and Yellow lines to remain open with no charge. The Huntington, Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street stations on the Yellow and Blue lines pay $4.95 a day for parking, but when the construction starts on May 25th it will be free until the construction is slated to end on September 8th. Some riders say they are happy that Metro will be allowing them to use the parking garage for free.
“I think it’s great that they are actually trying to mitigate the inconvenience to people who use the metro, and allowing people to park here for free with having shuttles, things like that is definitely something that is trying to make it more convenient for people,” said Brittany Lewis, Franconia-Springfield rider.
People parking at these stations will have access to shuttles, buses, as well as slugging options during the time of the construction.