The Washington Redskins announced Aug. 5 that shuttle bus service from the Landover Metro Station (Orange Line) will be not available for home games at FedExField this season.
New federal regulations prevent Washington's Metro system from continuing to lease buses to the team for fan shuttles from the Orange Line's Landover station to FedExField.
Under recently enacted federal rules, taxpayer-supported entities like Metro cannot lease buses in competition with private transportation providers, a decision negatively affecting organizations nationwide.
The Redskins had sought a season-long waiver of the new rules from the federal agency, but were unable to obtain it.
"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," said Mitch Gershman, Chief Operating Officer of the Washington Redskins.
"Fortunately, the Morgan Boulevard station on Metro's Blue Line is within walking distance of the stadium, providing a fine, inexpensive option for fans," said Gershman.
The Redskins will continue to provide free shuttle service from cash parking lots. Directions to those lots and other information are available by calling the Redskins ticket office at 301-276-6050 or by visiting the Parking page on Redskins.com.
Metro will announce the changes on game day trains, pointing fans on the Orange Line to the Blue Line transfer point. Signage at the Landover station parking lot will also provide directions to the Blue Line and Morgan Boulevard station.
A map of the Metro system, including each station, can be viewed at http://www.wmata.com/maps/metrorailstreetmap.cfm.