Martz NCW Snow Policy
National Coach Works, Inc. of Virginia will make a determination on the operation of its motor coaches during inclement weather based upon weather forecasts, road conditions, and closings of schools/government offices. The final decision as to the disposition of commuter motor coaches rests with the management of National Coach Works, Inc. of Virginia.
NCW commuter buses will not operate anytime the Federal Government totally shuts down. In the case of a liberal leave policy for government employees, National Coach Work’s management will make a final determination/decision. In the event of snow/inclement weather in the early morning, we will make an announcement on B101.5 WBQB as well as send out our email notification from our website bulletin board. If the Federal Government delays the opening of the Federal Government offices, commuter buses will delay their start to mirror the Federal office opening delay. Example – Federal offices are on a 2 hour delay, our commuter buses will be on a 2 hour delay.
In the event snow/inclement weather starts during the day and the Federal Government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) decides to shut down, we will start operating commuter buses within ten minutes after the Federal Government shuts down. Coaches will operate their normal route through town and stop at the 610, 17, 3, and 208 commuter lots as required by the passengers. Also, the Army-Navy and Fern stop will be the last stop for all coaches returning to the Fredericksburg area.
Upon notification of any early closings due to snow or other severe weather conditions, National Coach Works will contact the conductors. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE MARTZ FREDERICKSBURG OFFICE. We do not have enough lines to cover all the calls that come in. Check the message board or contact your conductor to find out the snow or severe weather status.
We are here to make your commute as pleasant as possible. Please feel free to contact your conductor with any comments and he/she will forward them to us.
Martz does not make the decision to alter any MTA schedules due to inclement weather. MTA will make their decision and announce it on their website and via email alerts to any customers signed up receive such alerts. Customers can check the status of MTA schedules by going to http://mta.maryland.gov/