Three times as many bus parking permits have been requested for the Women’s March on Washington, DC, than for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, city councilman Charles Allen told BuzzFeed News.
As of Thursday, when Allen held a hearing to review inauguration preparations, 393 charter bus permits had been requested for the inauguration on Jan. 20. In comparison, a week before President Obama’s inauguration in 2012, about 900 bus permits had been requested.
Allen, who serves as chairman of the Council’s Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety, said all1,200 available charter bus parking spaces at RFK Stadium, the city’s largest bus parking area, have been filled for the Women’s March on Jan. 21.
“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,” Allen said.