courtesy of ‘Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie’
Good night, Tourmobile. You served our National Mall in an exclusive fashion for 42 years, charging high prices for on-and-off service for tourists around the National Mall, and while things have dropped off lately, you were always a welcome site for tourists in the area. Their service ends today, and the Park service will be evaluating new providers of service along the Mall in the coming months. For now, pedicabs and bikes will be the modes of transportation around the Mall.
I’ve never had a problem with the Tourmobiles. It’s the double decker buses (which always clog the streets by taking up too many lanes and generally acting as if they’re the only ones on the road) and the Trolleys buses (which drive sooooooo slowly even in the left hand lane) that I can’t stand. We’ll miss you Tourmobiles!