Inauguration on the Web
USA Today notes that Delta and Southwest have joined five other airlines increasing traffic into and out of Dulles, Reagan National and BWI for the inauguration. Meanwhile, the Washington Examiner reports that while many buses are being chartered to bring people to the inauguration, the city hasn't figured out where they'll be parking.
The huge number of people aiming to attend the inauguration has pushed hotel bookings farther and farther out. Hotels are booked up in Staunton, Va. -- a two-and-a-half hour drive from Washington -- and the Washington Business Journal found rising interest in Philadelphia (full article for subscribers only). Maybe they got Sen. Casey's press release?
After the jump, links from across the country on those coming to the inauguration -- and the dwindling supply of tickets to accomodate them.
The Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer both report today on jubilant Northeasterners packing their bags for January, and the Los Angeles Times wrote over the weekend about the large number of students attending, including a dozen from L.A. schools.
Tickets are available only through congressional offices, and demand is high -- Sen. Chris Dodd has received more than 10,000 requests for his 350 tickets, and even Texas legislators are swamped. A civil rights leader from Northern California is one attendee lucky enough to snare one of the rare tickets.
Christopher Dean Hopkins
December 1, 2008; 11:13 AM ET
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