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Nationals President Stan Kasten took the media this afternoon on the short Green Line jaunt from Gallery Place/Chinatown to the Navy Yard Metro station, to get the word out to stadium-goers that Metro will be the best way to get to the ballpark. He emphasized multiple times the 57,000 parking spaces at Metro stations around the area, which will be free on nights and weekends. [Sorry, that was my boo-boo, not his.] I'm sure there will be "real" coverage of the field trip on tonight's newscasts, so I'll update later with links to those stories.
But in the meantime, here's a few photos I took. I had hoped that the group would get to go up the not-yet-complete west entrance of the station, to see the expansion, but that didn't happen. (Waaah!) But when the group exited at New Jersey and M, there was the N22 shuttle bus to Union Station, waiting as if on cue.
In other news, the Washington Times reports that the ballpark has gotten its certificate of occupancy.
UPDATE: First out of the gate is ABC7, with a skeptical text piece (Kasten is "hoping to convince skeptical fans that the rail option is the best way to reach the team's new stadium" and that the Navy Yard station "was still a mess of construction last week"--because, you know, last week is the same as next week, that just because something wasn't done then means there's no chance it'll be done on time). And now the video's posted.
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Jay says: (3/19/08 5:41 PM)
JD,

I just saw Channel 7s coverage.

The young new reporter got a lesson of sorts when she asked Stan, "Do you think the metro will be crowded on Opening Day?"

I hope its crowded for every game.

Also, the background they used showing the southeast corner of M and NJ really brought out the transformation factor.

Your hood is looking good!


Brian says: (3/19/08 6:14 PM)
Somebody should tell Stan that Metro parking lots are NOT free on evenings. Parking fees, at least at most stations, are charged upon exiting the lot from 10:30am until closing Monday-Friday. Parking is free on the weekends and most (all?) federal holidays.


JD says: (3/19/08 6:19 PM)
No, that's my fault, not Stan's. Talked off the top of my head. Fixed. Sorry about that.

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