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Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Jack Evans guarantees Metro will stay open late for Nats playoff games

The Nationals are inching closer to the playoffs and the great Metro/Nationals Debate of 2012 remains unresolved: Who will pay to keep Metro running late for playoff games that end after midnight on a weeknight?

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), who made news last week when he told NewsChannel 8 that Major League Baseball was behind the impasse, is back with more on the situation. This time, he’s guaranteeing that Metro will stay open late.

In this March 30, 2008 file photo, a crush of fans exit a packed rail car as they utilized the efficient means of transportation on opening day of the new Nationals ballpark. (Nikki Kahn - THE WASHINGTON POST)
“Here’s what I can assure you, the Metro system will stay open as late as we need it to get everyone home. That I can assure you,” Evans told WTOP on Tuesday.

As our colleague Sarah Kogod noted at the D.C. Sports Bog, Evans’s guarantee didn’t indicate who would actually pay for the service. So the uncertainty that has lurked since at least last month remains.

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