Washington Redskins fans will no longer be able to take a shuttle bus from the Landover Metro station to FedEx Field.
The team used to charter shuttle buses from Metro, but new federal guidelines prohibit public transit agencies from providing charter bus service if private companies are available to provide the service. Last year, Metro chartered nearly 2,500 buses for revenue of $1.6 million.
The Redskins said yesterday that they were unable to obtain a season-long waiver from the Federal Transit Administration. The team tried to hire a private bus company but would have had to increase shuttle fares too much, officials said.
"Unable to continue our partnership with Metro, we had numerous discussions with a variety of transportation companies, only to find that the best private transportation option would increase the fan shuttle fare from $6 to nearly $20," Mitch Gershman, the Redskins' chief operating officer, said in a news release.