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RFK works for commuter buses, which can park and stay there all day. It should theoretically work for tour buses, but my drivers don't go down there if they can help it because there's no restrooms, no food, and they have a choice to illegally idle or get cold.

For tour buses, the immediate need (which I understand isn't necessarily the point of the article) is being driven by the displacement from Union Station by the intercity buses, as Geoff noted in the post.

There are 32 bus spots in Union Station. 10 are reserved for $50/day. The remaining 22 are first come, first served for $20. Generally, I leave it up to my drivers whether they want to pay or not (most do). If they choose not to, or the spots are filled, they have to go elsewhere, which is what the Crummell site was for.

I usually allow 45 minutes to an hour at Union Station for my group. So for it to be worthwhile for the driver, it needs to be, oh, say 15 minutes from Union Station to allow for transit time there and back.

I appreciate DDOT attempting to secure a spot for the buses to park, although I'm reserving judgement on this particular option until I hear more. But for now, my first multi-bus group arrives...Friday.

by Tim Krepp on Feb 25, 2013 3:29 pm • linkreport

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