Nats, City to Discuss Extended Metro Service for Postseason

Friday, Aug 24, 2012  |  Updated 10:27 AM EDT
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Nats, City to Discuss Extended Metro Service

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The Washington Nationals appear to be playoff bound, but there's still a big question about extended Metro service during the postseason.

Team and city officials met in late July to discuss a variety of issues about postseason baseball in the city, a spokesman for City Administrator Allen Lew said. Discussions are ongoing, News4’s Tom Sherwood reported, and payments for extended Metro service is on the list but has yet to be addressed.

The spokesman said the city is reluctant to pay for extended service but is open to discussing it.

Earlier this week, Mayor Vincent Gray strongly suggested the city would not pay the extra costs. When asked about it, Gray noted that the city spent almost $800 million building the stadium and suggested that fans’ use of Metro is a cost the team should bear.

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