Tuesday, January 17, 2017

County Government is Open on Inauguration Day

Montgomery County government will be open on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, 2017.
  • County Offices – Open
  • MCPS Schools and Administrative Offices – Closed
  • Ride On – will operate on its normal schedule. Heavier usage is possible due to the Inauguration.
  • Metrorail – Expect heavy usage. Inauguration Day information available at www.wmata.com
  • Metrobus – Expect heavy usage. Inauguration Day information available at www.wmata.com
  • Libraries – Open
  • Recreation – Facilities Open for all normally scheduled classes and events
  • Refuse/recycling pickup – because there will be no collection on Monday, January 16 for the Dr. Martin Luther Jr. holiday, trash will already be collected on a sliding schedule for this week, which means all collections will be made one day later this week, last collection day is Saturday. Trash should be curbside by 7 a.m. on scheduled pick-up day
  • The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station - Open
  • County Liquor stores – normal business hours
  • Montgomery Parks – administrative office is Closed, however many of their facilities will be open. For further information visit www.MontgomeryParks.org
  • TRiPS Commuter Stores (Silver Spring and Friendship Heights) – Open
  • Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters – regular parking fees apply
  • Maryland State offices and courts – Open
  • Federal Government – Closed  (Additional information at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/federal-holidays/#url=2017)
  • Prince George’s County government – Closed
  • Fairfax County government – Closed
  • Commonwealth of Virginia – Open
Inauguration-related events will take place from Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 22. For those planning on attending Inauguration-related ceremonies and events, the following links provide helpful information. Please note that this information is subject to change.
The District of Columbia government is the official source for local updates on the Inauguration. Full details are available at http://inauguration.dc.gov.
Information from the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Committee: https://www.58pic2017.org/?mid=81907&rid=31034587
The 2017 Inaugural Committee’s Joint Transportation Plan on the Metropolitan Police Department’s website: http://mpdc.dc.gov/release/2017-presidential-inaugural-transportation-plan-0
The Alert Montgomery emergency warning system will send any emergency alerts relevant to the County. If you have not already subscribed to the free Alert Montgomery emergency warning system, sign up at https://alert.montgomerycountymd.gov.

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