Those herky-jerky, accordion-like Tourmobiles have been off the streets for but a short time, but Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is already raring to see more enviro-friendly transports circling the National Mall.
Norton isn’t quite sure what the next generation of people-moving machines might look like, but she does support deploying more bikes and pedicabs.
She, likewise, expects local tourist wranglers to shy away from fossil-fuel-fired vehicles.
“I write to reiterate my hope that the National Park Service transportation plan will be multi-modal, people-friendly, green, and, of course, cost-effective for both tourists and NPS,” the Congresswoman pleaded in a recent letter.
We vote for fleets of tricked out Segways, rental hover boards and perhaps a VIP jetpack (or two).
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.