The 2013 Inauguration Day metro ridership was significantly less than the 1.12 million trips four years earlier.
If you felt like Metro was less crowded this inauguration than in 2009, you were right. The transit agency recorded 779,787 passenger entries on Monday, according to the AP. Metro set its all-time ridership record on Inauguration Day 2009, recording 1.12 million rail trips. The transit agency told the AP that part of the reason for the lower ridership levels was that Monday was the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in addition to being Inauguration Day. That cut out many of the daily commuters who use the system and would have used the system regionwide in 2009. Lower ridership, however, did not mean the day went off without any hitches. After President Obama's inaugural ceremony concluded, Metro temporarily closed several stations near the …
Not going to the inauguration? You need to know what's going to be open in "The Little City."
City offices and some other places are closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and the 57th Presidential Inauguration taking place Monday, the Falls Church City Council work session scheduled for Monday will now be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Planning Commission, which was also scheduled to have a meeting on Monday, will meet at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. Both meetings will be in City Hall. The Falls Church Community Center will be open Monday between 8:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Here is a list of what else will be closed in the city on Monday: • City Hall • Courts • DMV Select in City Hall • Mary Riley Styles Public Library • Senior Center • Sheriff’s Office Keep up with Falls Church news and events with the Patch email newsletter. Learn more here!