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Posted at 2:59 PM ET, 06/16/2010

Circulator could help Mall traffic concerns

By Washington Post Editors

Updated, 8:34 p.m., with correct link to Debonis.

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) Wednesday wrote Mayor Adrian Fenty and the National Park Service, asking them to fix traffic problems on the National Mall, The Post's Mike DeBonis reports.

"Particularly during the springtime, the increased presence of school and tour buses in the Mall area often brings traffic to a halt, reducing both the quality of life for area commuters and our visitors' experience," Webb writes. "It is not unusual for my constituents to spend more than one hour trying to pass through the Mall area on a spring afternoon."

It, of course, rankles District residents (such as myself) when federal lawmakers suggest that the city can't handle its own business. That said, Webb's letter was very polite, addresses a real problem, and concerns an area of undeniable federal interest.

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By Washington Post Editors  | June 16, 2010; 2:59 PM ET
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