Thursday, April 02, 2009

Nationals Buses will be Back!

Nationals Shuttle Bus Turning From C Street, NE on to 17th Street

The free Nationals shuttle bus from RFK stadium to Nationals park will return for the 2009 season. Of course, the shuttle route won't impact the Greater Capitol Hill neighborhood because the Nationals are only to use the RFK access road to the Southeast/Southwest Freeway. Well sort of, during conflict games days in the 2008 season, when DC United is playing at RFK stadium on the same day as the Nationals, the Nationals shuttle buses unilaterally broke their commitment not to use residential streets and proceed down C St., 17th St., Potomac Ave and 11th St. The Nationals' reasoning was dangerous turning maneuvers, near Barny Circle, when DC United fan are also using the RFK access road. Let's hope the shuttle buses won't continue to use the neighborhood "alternative route" this year.

HERE is a brief WTOP article and HERE is brief DCist post on the matter.

HERE and HERE are two post from last year on the subject. There is dialog between residents, DDOT and Nationals officials debating why shuttle buses (full-size charter buses) should and will use Capitol Hill residential streets.

If you have any questions or concerns about the issue, contact Ward 6 CM Tommy Wells( or DDOT's Damon Harvey (

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