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You can't say the folks at Metro aren't trying everything to get the word out about using public transit to get to Nationals Park--witness this YouTube video that hit the streets today, where two Peeps try to tell another Peep to take Metro instead of driving. The production values won't win any awards, but it manages to talk about the two-way New Jersey Avenue entrance, the capacity expansion to 15,000 passengers an hour, and the N22 bus, all while making you crave Easter-y sugar. (h/t DCist, and ABC 7, too)
If you want the less-viral version of information about the Navy Yard expansion, NBC 4 and WTOP and WUSA have video from a tour given today to the media of the revamped west entrance, scheduled to open in time for Opening Night. Also, during yesterday's Metro ride-along with Stan Kasten, Nats320 grilled WMATA's COO with a pile of Metro/Nationals-related questions.
If you haven't been following along, Metro has spent $20 million increasing the number of fare gates and vending machines, adding two elevators and relocating the station kiosk, fare gates and fare vendors from the mezzanine to the street entrance. One thing in today's reports that is quite different from anything I've heard in the past two years--Metro is now saying that the upgrade to 15,000 passengers an hour is just for the west entrance, and that the east entrance can handle an additional 5,000 passengers an hour. Seems odd that this has never been emphasized before now, that it's always just been that the upgraded station would handled 15k....
Oh, and the commemorative Nationals SmarTrip cards go on sale Friday (March 21).
You can see my Take Metro! page for more details on links.
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BBC says: (3/21/08 8:01 AM)
I heard rumors about the federal government paying for the $20mil Metro upgrades because they would be useful to the DOT HQ employees. Does anyone know if this actually happened?


Robin says: (3/21/08 8:08 AM)
that video is so horribly bad, that it's actually wonderful. you definitely can't say metro isn't trying every way possible to get people on metro for the games.


JD says: (3/21/08 8:48 AM)
Yes, the Feds paid the $20 million, it was in the FY07 federal budget:

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Dan says: (3/21/08 10:33 AM)
It looks like the batter's eye grass won't be put in before the GW/St Joe's game tomorrow. Hmm.

Other than putting in advertisements, what other work is still left for them to complete?


Ryan says: (3/21/08 11:18 AM)
Are GWU & St. Joe's still playing tomorrow?


JD says: (3/21/08 11:22 AM)
They are indeed. 1 pm.


Andrew says: (3/21/08 12:16 PM)
Can we bring umbrellas tomorrow to the game? Are they allowed into the stadium? Thank you.

My GWorld card still worked as a recent Alum !!


JD says: (3/21/08 12:38 PM)
This is where I'm going to draw the line on being an unofficial source of information--look on the Nats web site to find out about umbrellas. :-)


Tony Corbo says: (3/21/08 9:16 PM)
Dan --

The batter's eye grass has already been planted -- it is mondo grass. It hasn't greened up yet. I see that you are a Mets fan.

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