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More Inauguration Transit Advice: Have a Backup Plan

Dr. Gridlock parses yesterday's inauguration committee announcement to carve out the best advice and newest information:

We recommend planning ahead, but also caution that any plans made in advance should be double-checked in the days and hours prior to the event in case of changes to transportation schedules, street and other closures, and other factors that may impact your travel plans."

And have a backup plan in the likely event that Plan A goes astray because of some problem you didn't anticipate. Remember, we don't get to practice this. It's not like working out a plan to get to Nationals Park or FedEx Field after the first bad experience. We get one chance at Inauguration Day.

The latest logistical information from the committee is consistent with what we've been hearing:

"A security perimeter will be established around the U.S. Capitol and the parade route on or before January 20, 2009. Subway stations, bus stops, and streets within that perimeter will be closed. Street closures throughout Washington, D.C., will make traveling by car or taxi very difficult. Bridges from Virginia crossing the Potomac River into Washington, D.C., as well as major roadways from Maryland into Washington, D.C., may be closed to all but bus traffic."

Read the full post at the Get There blog.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  December 30, 2008; 1:08 PM ET  | Category:  Transportation
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