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Posted at 1:55 PM ET, 06/16/2010

Funding for low income commuters

By Washington Post editors

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Wednesday unanimously approved funding for 10 projects designed to improve the mobility of disabled riders and low-income commuters.

One project will provide early-morning bus service from the Southern Avenue Metro to National Harbor.

The service will cost more than $222,000 over two years. It will be paid for using federal and county funds.

Employees who work at the waterfront resort have complained to Metro for about a year, asking the agency to restore the original NH-1 bus route. Metro changed the route last summer, the only form of public transportation to the mixed-use development of hotels, restaurants, art galleries, swanky condominiums and high-end stores.

--Ovetta Wiggins

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 1:55 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  | Tags:  commuters, disabled, low-income, national capital region transportation planning board, transportation  
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It makes no sense that National Harbor isn't tied to Eisenhower Avenue metro. Those two areas have had dozens of new mid-rise buildings over the past five years, probably more than anywhere else in the region, but there is no public transportation between them.

Posted by: juxtapos99 | June 17, 2010 2:13 AM | Report abuse

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