Yes, He Will: The 57th Presidential Inauguration

By Emma Fidel - 2013-01-19T16:10:46Z

Photograph by Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via Redux

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The 2009 Inauguration set records for the Washington, D.C., public transportation system. On inauguration Monday, with more than 8,000 employees of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) working, 1.1 million people took the subway and 400,000 rode the bus. This year, Metro plans to offer all the same services but expects 800,000 riders at most. The net cost of all that service in 2009: $4 million, according to Dan Stessel, a Metro spokesman. Approximately 2,500 private buses carrying 135,000 people are expected to enter Washington for this year's inauguration.