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No Public Buses for MGM National Harbor

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Prince George’s County officials received a letter from MGM informing them that the National Harbor casino opening next year won’t need public bus stops, the Washington Post reports. MGM feels guests at the $1.2B casino won’t use public transportation, and hardly any employees will use it to get to work. Transit advocates have expressed shock, not only because DC is a transit city, but because it seems to contradict a statement MGM National Harbor president Lorenzo Creighton made in an interview last month: “We will be a huge advocate for public transportation.”

Meanwhile, Washington Business Journal reports Marriott’s AC Hotel at National Harbor plans to entice Millennials with a minimalist design and offerings like craft beer and cocktails, tapas, imported prosciutto, and bartenders who double as local guides with restaurant recommendations. [WaPo, WBJ]