Posts Tagged ‘tourmobile’

Park Service Seeks Temporary Replacement Tourmobile

Welcome to November, and the post-Tourmobile era! Well, sort of.
Although the operations of Landmark Services Tourmobile Inc. officially go kaput today, you probably haven't seen the end of those little blue trams. Why? Because in its solicitation for a temporary operator—responses due this Friday!—the National Park Service says that it "may provide" the ten 85-seaters [...]

Tourmobile, Au Revoir, For Reals: Service Ending October 31

We knew this was happening, in the wake of revelations about Tourmobile's illegally extended contract, but now we have a date: The company held a meeting with its employees on September 1 telling them that the last day of service would be on October 31.

UPDATE, Monday, 7:45 a.m. – For anyone reading this later, a [...]

Tourmobile, Au Revoir

Following the news that the clunky blue trams had been operating under illegally noncompetitive contracts for the past few years,  Politico runs this nugget from ace environment reporter Darren Samuelsohn's recent interview with National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis in today's Morning Energy:
Jarvis also says the decades-long connection between his agency and the Tourmobile [...]

The Never Ending Tourmobile

There’s something comfortingly nostalgic about the blue and white tour buses that trundle around the National Mall—low to the ground, license-plate-free—every day except the Fourth of July and Christmas. The Tourmobile’s old school-bus-style bench seats, the retro font, and the festive patter of tour narrators as they herald each upcoming attraction call to mind a [...]