DC Metro Reports Second-Highest Ridership Ever On Women’s March Day

Sipa USA via AP

An official estimate from D.C. Metro authority shows that the transit system had its second-busiest day ever on Saturday as crowds from the Women’s March streamed into Washington, surpassed only by ridership on the day of President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration.

The number of entries into the Metro on Saturday was second only to the number of entries on Jan. 20, 2009, according to a statement by Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld cited in a Washington Post report.

On Friday, during President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Metro reported 570,557 entries per the Washington Post. This figure indicates not only a lower ridership than the Metro reported on Saturday but a lower ridership than it reported for either of Obama’s inaugurations.

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