|With Success in Bringing First Bus Depot to DC, Norton Launches First Buses Monday (1/21/2010)|
With Success in Bringing First Bus Depot to D.C. Norton Launches First Buses Monday
January 22, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), chair of the subcommittee with jurisdiction over Union Station, will greet the first passengers as they board coach buses at the city's first centralized bus facility. The Congresswoman will be joined by David Ball, President, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, and bus company representatives at a press conference on Monday, January 25, 8 a.m., Union Station Garage Bus Deck Level as the new public bus facility opens for the first ever bus pick-up and drop-off service in Union Station's history. The three intercity bus companies - Greyhound's Boltbus, Washington Deluxe, and DC2NY - will launch this new facility filling their buses with the first passengers from this new center. "We open this facility at a time when residents most require affordable choices for travel outside the District," Norton said. "Our subcommittee has required the first bus service, as a pilot, while we plan renovations there at Union Station to accommodate a full bus facility of the kind expected of any great city."
The new bus depot is part of a plan Norton is leading to make Union Station a model intermodal center while expanding train service and building retail and commercial space in the air space above the railroad tracks. The Congresswoman has held several hearings on the overhaul of Union Station, working closely with the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, and already has secured $500,000 in federal funds for Union Station redevelopment.
Media Parking: Only on the "Bus Deck Level" of the garage, near the press conference.
Contact: Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery, (202) 225-8050, mobile (202) 225-8143