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2020 Washington Area Otakon Travelers Advisory


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This is the 2020 edition of the travelers advisory thread for those that will be commuting to the con over the heavily loaded period of July 30 thru August 1.  I make this thread to help Otakon goers as much as possible to avoid potential bottlenecks, or not be caught by changes to traffic patterns & transit lines.  There may be a whole slew of changes for 2020, so keep an eye on this thread as we get closer to the convention period.

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Currently, the word is the Dulles Airport extension of the Metro is scheduled to open July 16, leaving only a week or so before Otakon. Because of "best-laid plans" and all, it's probably better to assume more delays in the opening will happen and Metro will not be running to/from IAD during Otakon. If I'm wrong, it will be a pleasantly surprised "wrong". 😊

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Metro's board have given their full approval to the new budget, which includes sweeping changes such as fewer routes & in some cases higher fares.  Please look over these changes as these may affect your trip to/from the Otakon...whenever it happens.
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Also, if taking the ORANGE or SILVER lines, there were new details given conerning that part in this year's Summer Shutdown.
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