WASHINGTON (AP) — Trains and buses in Washington are running on a weekend schedule for the Columbus Day holiday.

Metro says the rail system will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight as is usual for a Monday. But off-peak fares will be in effect all day. There’s also scheduled track work on the red and orange lines that will slow travelers.

Buses will operate on a Saturday schedule.

Columbus Day also means free street parking in the District of Columbia.

The Department of Public Works says it won’t be ticketing drivers Monday for expired meters or exceeding the time limit in residential zones. Street sweeping will be suspended, so drivers won’t need to move their cars.

Trash pickup will also be suspended because of the holiday. Trash collection will slide to the next day for all residents, regardless of whether Monday is the regularly scheduled pickup day.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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