November 10, 2021

County Holiday Schedule for Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11

The Montgomery County Government will observe the following schedule changes for the Veterans Day holiday on Thursday, Nov. 11:
  • County offices – Closed.
  • State offices and courts – Closed.
  • Libraries – Closed.
  • County-operated COVID-19 vaccination and testing centers—Will be open regular hours.
  • Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) – All stores open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Ride On and Ride On extRa – Operate on a holiday schedule.
  • Flash – Operates on weekend schedule (Orange Line only).
  • Flex – Will be in service.
  • MARC Train and Commuter Bus – Information available at
  • TRiPS Commuter Store at Silver Spring Transit Center—Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store—Closed.
  • Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight, with trains operating at reduced frequencies due to the removal of the 7000-series railcars from service.
  • Metrobus will operate on a Saturday schedule and MetroAccess customers may make a reservation to travel on the holiday. However, subscription trips will be canceled.
  • Metro parking garages and parking lots—Off-peak fares will be in effect and parking will be free.
  • Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters - Free.
  • County-collected trash and recycling will not be done on Thursday. Regular Thursday County collections will slide to Friday, Nov. 12, and regular Friday collections will slide to Saturday, Nov. 13.
  • The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station in Derwood will be open. The County recycling center will be closed.
  • Recreation—Aquatic facilities and community recreation centers are open. Senior centers and administrative offices will be closed.
  • Montgomery Parks—Visit for complete information. The following facilities will be closed:
    • Montgomery Parks headquarters, permits office and customer service office.
    • Josiah Henson Museum (grounds remain open sunrise-sunset).
    • Brookside Gardens visitor center and conservatory (gardens remain open sunrise-sunset).
    • All nature center buildings: Black Hill Nature Programs, Locust Grove Nature Center, Brookside Nature Center, Meadowside Nature Center, Maydale Nature Classroom (grounds at those facilities remain open sunrise-sunset).