Tuesday, July 8, 2008

DDOT Puts Brakes on L'Enfant Bus Depot

Marc Fisher reports in his blog that DDOT is reevaluating their decision to require intercity buses to move from various locations around downtown to a site at L'Enfant Plaza (see my original post here). There were lots of complaints about the move to L'Enfant since it's not pedestrian friendly, not on the Red Line, and is not located downtown. Granted, there isn't much to do around L'Enfant Plaza, but it's served by four rail lines plus VRE, only one metro stop from the Smithsonian & Penn Quarter, and two stops from Gallery Place, Nationals Park, and Pentagon City Mall. Also, it's proximate to I-395, which makes for a quick exit from the city so buses aren't crowding downtown streets. There are worse places that DDOT could have thought of, but anywhere that doesn't have a NW next to its address might as well be Siberia for some people.

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