Having lived in DC for my three years of law school, I am fully confident that they could shut down every single station but Navy Yard and rename that one "STATION TO USE IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE NATIONALS BASEBALL GAMES," and the tourists would still get lost and confused. There they would all be, standing still, two abreast on a 200 foot escalator, festooned with fanny packs, MetroCard in hand, loudly wondering whether they're at the right place to "see the Senators play the baseball," and asking if there really was more than one Smithsonian museum.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Doors Opening On The Left
Potential Metro station confusion in DC, as the stop currently called "Stadium-Armory" is nowhere near the Nats' new ballpark, and the name of the station near the Nats' new ballpark -- "Navy Yard" -- in no way communicates the fact that a ballpark is nearby. To change that will cost several hundred thousand dollars in new signage and maps, none of which anyone really thought about until now. While most locals will probably be able to figure this out easily, there is concern that the tourists won't be able to handle it.