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Author: Raine    Date: 06/13/2018 13:13:16

So, yesterday we went to the DC Capitals Stanley cup parade and it was incredible.

Of course, jokes were overhead about the size of the crowd comparing to a certain squatter in the White House. It really did seem much larger than the 100,000+ people that were estimated to be there. The people of the region were electrified, providing a joyful release from the swampy bubble we have had to endure since January 2016.

Turns out, those jokes were a lot closer to the truth than I think we realized.

So, I looked into this.
Metro said people took 570,557 trips in the system between its early 4 a .m. Friday opening through midnight closing.

The figures are significantly lower than those from the 2009 and 2013 Inaugurations of President Barack Obama; 1.1 million trips in 2009 and 782,000 in 2013, according to Metro.

The numbers were also significantly lower than Saturday, when thousands of people overwhelmed the rail system to get to the Women’s March on Washington.


Yesterday was a good day.

(Update: Ridership was over 800,000 for the parade.)

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