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It’s Inauguration Day! Why Is Metro So Empty?

There are plenty of seats available on Metro Friday, if a flurry of photos on Twitter are to be believed. The system opened at 4 AM Friday morning and is running on a rush hour schedule till 9 PM. Where is everybody? Driving seems like it would be difficult!

Metro will open two hours early on Saturday to accommodate people attending the Women’s March on Washington.


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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute,, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.