Bus industry blocked from D.C. subway stations for inauguration
Jan. 12, 2017
The bus industry complained Thursday that a prohibition against motorcoaches and charter buses at D.C. Metro stations for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration is “extremely disappointing and unnecessary."
Peter Pantuso, the association’s CEO, said the prohibition would exacerbate congestion and security risks and frustrate travelers pouring into the city. The prohibition for Jan. 19 to 21 is a change from past policy, he said.
“The decision to prohibit motorcoach access to all Metrorail facilities, without any coordination with the industry or the traveling public, is extremely disappointing and unnecessary,” Pantuso wrote Thursday to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority CEO Paul Wiedefeld. “This also is yet another missed opportunity for WMATA to prioritize customer service.”