* The tarp is coming off the field today--look at that pretty turf
! It's probably being done today because Tuesday the Nats are holding a ceremony to install home plate and officially unveil the HD scoreboard (not open to the public).
* The Examiner reports
that Metro is tamping down expectations a bit for performance along the Green line for weeknight ballgames: "The transit agency expects the number of riders on the Green Line, which serves the Navy Yard station near the ballpark, to more than triple on game days. But Metro can't add more cars to that section of the system during the week because all of its 820 railcars are committed to rush hour service, officials said." So, perhaps that notion of walking from Capitol South is looking more attractive--I've added to my Take Metro! page
a map of the JDLand Suggested Route between Capitol South and the stadium
, along with a few photos showing the current state of New Jersey Avenue
(which certainly isn't as scary as it used to be).
And, Tuesday is just chock full of Near Southeast-related activities. In addition to the ceremony mentioned above, there's also these items to remember:
* The City Council will be meeting at 10 am for its monthly legislative meeting, and the agenda
includes emergency legislation to enact the "Performance Parking Pilot
Zone Emergency Act of 2008", B17-0644
, the "Ballpark Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2008", and B17-0608
, the "Vending Regulation Emergency Act of 2008". It's in Room 500 of the Wilson Building, beginning at 10 am, and will be broadcast on DC cable 13 and live webcast
* The first of two public meetings on the South Capitol Street Draft Environmental Impact Statement
is at 6:30 pm at Birney Elementary School, 2501 Martin Luther King Jr., Ave., SE, from 6:30-8:30 pm. The second one is Wednesday night (March 5) at Amidon Elementary School, 401 I St., SW, also from 6:30-8:30 pm.