The Washington, DC region is great >> and it can be greater.

Report a Comment

I'm a tour bus driver out of Pennsylvania and just happened to come across this article. It's welcome news that people are thinking about additional tour bus parking.

It's not just a parking problem that we have to put up with, its the Gestapo methods that some of the traffic police use. It's like they hate us and can't wait to ticket us for little or no reason. We are allowed to idle a hot engine for a max of 3 minutes, some will give a ticket before the passengers even step foot on the ground, less then a minute.

I was picking up passengers and the back of my bus was 6 inches out of the pickup area box and I had to close the for partway through loading. The cop was screaming at me, people were half in the door and he forced me to close it on them. I had to go around the block meanwhile another bus got in
there. There are many incidences of this hateful attitude.

A main concern for us is availability of food, unless we can snag a spot in town we are out of luck. A mobile lunch truck could make a killing.

Most of us end up on Ohio Drive scrambling for the few spots available, and pity us if we park in one of the many areas that say no bus parking. That's the official slogan of Washington DC "NO BUS PARKING" It's little wonder that we hate to go there.

by Rick Barner on Feb 25, 2013 5:49 pm • linkreport

Does this comment violate Greater Greater Washington's comment policy? If so, you can report it using this form and an editor will take a look.

Which rules in the comment policy do you believe the comment violates?
Comment is spam.
Comment attacks other individuals personally.
Comment is name-calling or berates, belittles, or interrogates others.
Comment discourages others from posting their ideas.
Comment is getting into an aggressive argument with another.
Comment is trolling.
Comment is off topic.
Commenter is impersonating someone else or switching handles.
Comment uses profanity or abusive language.
Comment advocates violent acts or harm to another.
Comment was posted in multiple areas of the site.
Comment is arguing about the comment policy.

Enter any other information you think would be helpful to us:

Your name:
Your email:

To be sure you're not a spammer, please use the map below to answer this question:
If you are at the Metro Center Metrorail station and head west on the Blue, Orange, or Silver Line, what is the next station you will reach?   

This map contains the answer to the challenge question.
Click to see the larger map. Feel free to ignore station subtitles.
Administrator pagespam
Support Us