It's the most wonderful time of the year. Tourists, by the thousands, descend on DC, and many of them take Metro.
Tourists are often viewed as adding to the litany of Metro woes.
Here's an email from Sarah:
Here's the Twitter take:It's that time of year again. Screeching teenagers blocking the exits, taking all the seats, and standing on the left side of the escalator at.
Dear spring break families and school groups: The monuments will still be still be there at 9:30, enjoy your hotel's continental breakfast.
Here's my idea: SmarTrips only from 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.*
- vlasta80 Judging by this afternoons rush hour - DC's tourist season has started. Plea to tourists please avoid metro during rush hour. #wmata
- aphraner Tourist (who got stuck in #wmata doors):"There's something wrong w/the doors." Me: "Nope, they don't bounce open" ah tourist season is here
- kwbarrett Gotta love DC in the spring. Lots of tourist who have no idea how to ride #wmata. Stand to the right please.
- ironmanjt Tourist season on #wmata is back. Time to renew my hunting license
*Metro does try to stem the impact of tourists by having day passes only valid after 9:30 a.m.