Potomac Riverboat Company’s fleet of seven water taxis, including four bright yellow high-speed water taxis added last season, will start running on the Potomac River again this year, starting March 1.
The Potomac Riverboat Company’s water taxi fleet services National Harbor in Maryland, Alexandria in Virginia, and Georgetown and The Wharf in D.C. See video.
The first departure from The Wharf to National Harbor is 7:15 a.m., and the first departure from National Harbor to The Wharf is at 8:15 a.m. The one-way trip takes about 35 minutes.
The Potomac Water Taxi will connect the ambitious development The Wharf along D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront with Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria. Next spring, it will add a National Harbor stop.
A fast ferry plan is still in the early stages, and is looking at the feasibility, cost and benefit of creating a private/public partnership to provide ferry service during the morning and afternoon hours for commuters.
Local water taxi service will get a major upgrade when D.C.’s new transit pier, District Wharf, opens next fall as part of a $2 billion neighborhood project.
A new water taxi carries passengers more quickly from the National Harbor to the Georgetown Waterfront.
Baseball returns to Nationals Park Tuesday for exhibition play, and so do water taxis that can get fans to and from the ballpark.
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