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Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The Montgomery County Government, and programs that impact County residents, will have schedule and program changes for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16.

  • County offices—Closed.
  • MC 311—Closed.
  • State offices and courts—Closed.
  • State Motor Vehicle Administration offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations—Closed.
  • Libraries— Closed Sunday, Jan. 15, and Monday, Jan. 16.
  • Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS)—All stores will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • County-operated COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Clinics—Clinics will operate on Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 14-15. They will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16.
  • Department of Permitting Services—All offices, including customer service lobby, will be closed.
  • Ride On, Ride On extRa, and Ride On Flex—Will operate a holiday schedule.
  • Flash—Orange Line operates a holiday schedule. The Blue Line will not operate.
  • Ride On—All holiday schedules can be found at: Special Holiday Schedules - Division of Transit Services - Montgomery County, Maryland (
  • MARC Train—R schedule on all three lines. Only trains with an "R" under the train number in the Camden and Penn Line timetables and Brunswick Line trains listed in the special grid on the right side of the timetable will operate. Find schedules at Schedules | Maryland Transit Administration.
  • TRiPS Silver Spring commuter store—Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store—Closed.
  • Metrorail—See
  • Metrobus—See
  • Public Parking Garages, Lots, Curbside Meters—Free.
  • County-provided trash and recycling collections are postponed on Monday. Collections will slide one day later than usual throughout the week, with last pickup on Saturday, Jan. 21. 
  • The Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center—Closed.
  • Aquatic Centers—Will operate on normal hours on Monday.
  • Community Recreation Centers—Closed.
  • Senior Centers—Closed.
  • Montgomery Parks—Visit for complete information. 
  • Additional schedule changes:
  • The Open Parkways program will be extended during the MLK holiday weekend. During this time, parkways are open to pedestrians and bicyclists and closed to motor vehicles. Parkways impacted include Beach Drive between Connecticut and Knowles Avenue (2.9 miles): From 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, until 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Sligo Creek Parkways between Old Carroll Avenue and Piney Branch Road and between Forest Glen Road and University Boulevard West: From 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, until 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Little Falls Parkway between Arlington Road and Dorset Avenue (0.4 miles): Open 24/7 for recreation and exercise.
  • Montgomery Parks Headquarters and Permits Offices—Closed.
  • Montgomery Parks Public Information and Customer Service Office—Closed.
  • Brookside Gardens Visitor Center and Conservatory--Closed (Gardens remain open).

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Release ID: 23-012
Media Contact: Neil H. Greenberger 240-205-1915
Categories: Holiday