As of Thursday, Jan. 12, there had been three times the number of bus parking permits issued for the upcoming ‘Women’s March on Washington’ than there were for President-elect Trump’s inauguration.
According to multiple reports, 393 charter bus permits had been requested for the inauguration, while all of the city’s 1,200 available charter bus parking spaces had been filled for the women’s march.
City Councilman Charles Allen has said, “As the nation’s Capitol, D.C. is no stranger to major events, and we are ready to provide a safe experience for everyone and to protect their First Amendment rights, in the process — including the large crowds expected for the Women’s March on Washington.”
According to the events’ Facebook page, 194,000 people noted that they were going the march, while another 255,000 indicated they were interested in the event.
Trump tweeted about the upcoming inauguration saying, “Inauguration day is turning out to be bigger than expected. January 20th, Washington D.C. Have Fun!”
Inauguration Day is turning out to be even bigger than expected. January 20th, Washington D.C. Have fun!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
Councilman Allen, who was steadfast about the city’s ability to be prepared for the multiple events, said, “While the demand for bus parking seems significantly less than for previous inaugurations, the District is well prepared and will be ready for all visitors and guests making their way here.”
H/T: The Hill
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