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I am taking my elderly father who uses a "scooter" to Washington, DC. Suggestions?

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Bottled water and a picnic lunch. Transportation will take 5x longer than you think, food is inconvenient and super expensive near the Smithsonian, and an exhausting day will be better if you don't get hungry and dehydrated.

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We were planning to use the Metro to transport my father and his "scooter". Will this plan work for us? Also, we were planning to take a bus to see some of the monuments and memorials. Not sure if that would work either.
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The metro will be a challenge, but do-able. They have wheelchair access, but not always where you would like it to be. Most of the city buses are accessible too. For a private tour bus, I think you would want to phone beforehand to see how they handle scooters. Just keep in mind, the way the city is laid out, sites of interest are much more spread out than you might expect them to be, so be prepared.
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thinking mostly about transportation on the Metro with a scooter
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Yikes! That could be a problem. I know you could bNage with taking cabs but that's do much more expensive.
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oooops. Manage
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Traveling in and around the DC area in a scooter is very doable. If you are prepared. Check and double check the weather each morning on a local radio channel. Be especially prepared for rain and the sun. Riding the metro with a scooter in tow can be an issue. Not all stations have operating elevators. You can check the daily status of the elevators via the DC Metro's web page. Though buses do take on wheel chair patrons I am not sure about scooters. Again check the metro web site. Most importantly is to have a battery charger or a backup battery for the scooter. Make the traveling easier by going during non-rush hours. Good luck and enjoy yourselves.

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Thanks, great suggestions; good information.
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