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Does the Red Line Run to Philly?

Having trouble finding a suitable hotel room in D.C. for the inauguration? Have you tried the inner suburbs? You have? Have you tried Baltimore? Annapolis? Fredericksburg? You have?

What about Pennsylvania? That's the suggestion of U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, who earlier this week issued this statement:

"Many Americans are hoping to participate in this extraordinary event and its related festivities but are finding that hotel accommodations in the Washington area are limited,” Senator Casey wrote. “Thankfully, your constituents may have an affordable option just a short drive or train ride away in my home state of Pennsylvania.”

You can read the full text of Casey's announcement on his official web site.

(For reference, Google Maps estimates that D.C.-to-Philly is 137 miles by car for about 2 hours and 39 minutes of drivetime. And you can do it via Amtrak in around 2 hours -- or 90 with the Acela.)

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 21, 2008; 5:11 PM ET  | Category:  Housing
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Is the Marc train running on Inauguration day? If so, staying somewhere in western Maryland or West Virginia and taking the train into the city may be a good option.

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | November 24, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

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