Inaugural Highways

Posted on December 9, 2008 by LCT Magazine

MASSIVE TRANSIT: The Obama Inauguration next month gets bragging rights for attracting record crowds, but now transportation providers and traffic coordinators are realiziing the challenge of getting everyone around. More than 10,000 charter buses alone will descend on Washington, D.C. We're pleased to see the best of chauffeured transportation on display: thousands of buses, SUVs, sedans, and limousines. But where will they park them all? One operator told LCT that he is providing free subway tickets to any clients who get stuck in traffic. In any case, there is no excuse for anyone to ride alone. And let's remember the inauguration of the 44th as the one where chauffeured transportation came to the rescue. The politicians can thank the industry with less regulations. -- M.R. 

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