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(Sorry that this is about a week old) From WTOP: "Baseball fans who took free shuttle buses from RFK Stadium to Nationals Park as a way to get to games this past season -- may be out of luck next year. D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells tells WTOP he is recommending to the Nationals that the shuttles stop running in 2009. 'The buses add a layer of traffic that is not necessary. I would like to see them stop running.' Wells says he has received numerous complaints from residents in Ward 6 about the danger of the buses as they pass through neighborhoods. Some buses also sit and idle in less than desirable locations. Traffic troubles that were predicted around the stadium never really did materialize in the ballpark's first year. Wells thinks that's all the more reason to discontinue the bus service." What do the Nats say? "As of right now, the Nationals have not announced any plans to change the shuttle bus service next season."
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SWDCBlogger says: (11/6/08 8:14 AM)
JD,

Do you know anything about the building going up on the U.S. Gov't property just west of the Jefferson apartments at 70 I? It looks like a steel frame garage with a few plumbing stacks and space for a big garage door.

Thanks for keeping us updated!


Bruce says: (11/6/08 9:02 AM)
I like the shuttle for these reasons:
Since traffic jams never materialized, the shuttles wont really add to non existant traffic.
The fans get to park for free.
Barracks row gets some added revenue since there are no restaurants near the stadium for fans to go to before/after the game.
I would re-visit that once Half street is built up a bit more..


LJ says: (11/6/08 10:26 AM)
Anyone else think the fact that traffic was so light on game days might have had something to do with all those people taking the shuttles instead of trying to park nearby?

Keep the shuttles.


snewbs says: (11/6/08 4:29 PM)
The shuttles were a major factor why I went to the games. Since I'm coming down from Ellicott City, Metro was useless.

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