Monday, January 21, 2008
The Water Taxi To New Nationals Park
With all the talk about transportation and parking needs surrounding New Nationals Park, I went searching for an update on the reported Water Taxi from Alexandria, Virginia to the new stadium. For some time now, The Potomac Riverboat Company has shown an interest in providing such a service. Potomac Riverboat currently has a contract for a Water/Taxi Shuttle to Georgetown. And soon, will begin service to The National Harbor Center in Prince Georges County.
Unfortunately, don't get your hopes up for this coming season of Nats Baseball--at least not yet. The Potomac Riverboat Company has notified me that The District of Columbia Government does not expect to have a dock ready at New Nationals Park for the Ballpark's Inaugural Season--although plans are moving forward on the idea. Potomac Riverboat is still very interested in providing such a service to Nationals Fans--and is currently looking into other options to fill the gap.
No other details were given--but they promised to keep me informed--as their plans develop further.
As always, just passing the information along as provided.
PS--Pictures from The Potomac Riverboat Company website. Used just as to provide a general idea--not sure which of their boats will be used if the Water Taxi comes to fruition.