A new water taxi for an Old Town

Washington, DC, and Old Town Alexandria, VA, both are major tourist draws. The problem with trying to see both is that most people don't like braving auto traffic to get back and forth across what separates them -- the Potomac River.

Next spring, they'll have an alternative: a water taxi service.

Two new 99-passenger boats will link Old Town with National Harbor, the 1.25-mile-long waterfront development under construction just south of the Wilson Bridge in Prince George's County. The service, operated by the Potomac Riverboat Co., will begin daily service next April, running 20-minute trips on the half-hour between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

National Harbor is a 300-acre, mixed- used development that will include five hotels -- including the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, the largest such facility on the East Coast, thousands of residential units, tree-lined promenades with scores of shops and offices, and a marina.

The Potomac Riverboat Co. has been operating on the Potomac for more than 30 years. It already has a five-vessel fleet providing water taxi service, cruises and charter trips between Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Georgetown and Mount Vernon.

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