crossposted at Greater Greater Washington
When last we talked about my school groups, I promised to get into the nitty gritty of those big honking tour buses you see all over town. And I’d love to talk tour buses with you. I really would. But let me address the inevitable question I’m going to get first: “Why can’t these kids just walk and use the Metro?”
It’s a fair question. After all, I’m willing to bet just about every reader out there has been a tourist in a new city and managed to poke around without the benefit of a motor coach. We have a perfectly serviceable mass transit system that manages to shuttle thousands of other tourists while killing only a infinitesimal proportion of its riders. What makes eighth graders so special, so lazy, so pampered, they can’t hoof it a few blocks?