City Has Charter Bus Parking Plan for Jan. 20

by December 25, 2008 at 10:46 am 1,503 0

The Washington Post, December 25.)

The yellow areas have been designated for charter bus parking on January 20. (Image: The Washington Post, December 25.)

The D.C. government has announced a plan for where charter buses will park downtown on Inauguration Day, January 20; the story is in today’s Washington Post. Apparently no charter buses will be parked in front of residences on Inauguration Day, January 20–at least according to the plan. One of the charter bus parking areas begins on the southern border of Borderstan, south of P Street NW. From the WaPo story:

About 10,000 charter buses arriving for Inauguration Day will be parked in the District to lessen the burden on the area’s roads and transit systems and prevent would-be visitors from being stranded in parking lots far from downtown Washington, officials said yesterday.

The plan marks a U-turn from earlier thinking. Previously, officials wanted to park only half of the buses in the city, including at RFK Stadium and locations south and east of the Mall. Now, officials plan to set aside a huge chunk of downtown south of P Street NW and another area around Union Station to accommodate an additional 5,000 buses, City Administrator Dan Tangherlini said yesterday.

Read entire WaPo story.


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