Plan extra time for your timely arrival to the Hospital and return home this week.
Transportation Recommendations for Patients and Visitors during Papal Visit September 22, 23 and 24.
September 21, 2015
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Transportation Recommendations for Patients and Visitors during Papal Visit September 22, 23 and 24
(Washington, DC) September 21, 2015 - As widely announced through local media, Pope Francis will visit Washington, DC from Tuesday, September 22 through Thursday, September 24. The Pope is making several public appearances during this time and the District has announced multiple road closures and has provided expectations regarding public transportation each day.
Estimates suggest that hundreds of thousands of people will come to the District during this time. MedStar Georgetown strongly encourages all patients and visitors to plan in advance for their safe, timely arrival to the Hospital, and for their return trips home.
The District of Columbia has developed a comprehensive web site which provides specific details of the public events scheduled for each day of the Pope’s visit and the associated road closures, affects on public transportation and maps to further define specific road closures. Please click on the following link to access this information: http://pope.dc.gov/
Please note there are changes to the D6 bus route, which will still pick up and drop off in front of the Hospital on Reservoir Road, but the bus route is expected to encounter traffic delays. Those who plan to utilize the shuttle buses going to and from the Dupont Circle and Rosslyn Metro stations should plan for extra time. These shuttle buses will run as scheduled, but may be affected by unforeseen traffic delays.
Patients and visitors are encouraged to continue monitoring http://pope.dc.gov/ as well as local news reports to learn the latest information that may affect your commute.
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