Conventions and Tour Busses
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 4:16:04 PM
There are signs on at the intersection of M Street and Tenth forbidding busses from uentering the 900 block of M Street. Capitol Executive Transportation ("Your Ttansportation Company") doesn't seem to care. Several came down the street yesterday, including (MD tag) 011 P19. These things are built for Interstate lane width, not local residential streets.
Ed Horvath did the Tank Man thing (again, after several years) ans stopped him a bit.
The problem is that it's a "moving violation" if a bus or truck is stopped and ticketed. For a normal driver, it's not good. For a commercial driver, it may mean loss of commercial drivers licence, and thus loss of job. A bit draconian, and the police are reluctant to do that. The editor can see why.
Perhaps the penalty should apply to the company. Enough to get their attention. And maybe second violation would be confiscaton of the bus. The District could actually come out ahead, financially.