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There are still a number of issues we need to work out, but we are hoping we can resolve those issues so we can start it up early next year,” said Carol Johnson, a spokeswoman for the National Mall and Memorials Park branch of the National Park Service. “Earlier, we were looking at whether they can get on the Mall, but now we are looking for a way to get them on the Mall.”
District officials caution that it will would be at least several months before any new stations are opened on the Mall. Among the issues that still have to be resolved, the city and federal government must decide who would pay for the new stations.
But to expedite the approval process for new stations on the Mall, Holben said the District would probably be willing to pay for the installation so long as the Park Service helps with maintenance costs.
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But Holben suggested new stations could be located near the Smithsonian museums or Hains Point or at a location closer to the athletic fields on the western side of the Mall. He is also optimistic that the Park Service will also allow bicycle stations to be located on its property in other areas of the city, including Rock Creek Park or Fort Circle Park Recreation Trail in Southeast.