Transportation Planning and Operations for the Inauguration of the President of the United States

The presidential inauguration is one of the largest special events in the United States. It involves significant collaboration and coordination between 70 federal, state, local, and regional agencies. This paper discusses the transportation plan and day-of-event operations for the inauguration. It highlights key aspects of the multimodal transportation plan that was developed for the 2013 inauguration. Major elements of the transportation plan include Metrobus, Metrorail, commuter rail, tour buses, bicycles, pedestrians, water taxis, and automobiles. The paper provides a taste of the range of activities that the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is involved in on the day of the event and the communication plan for the event. It also provides a high-level contrast of the transportation plan and level of activity of the 2009 and 2013 inaugurations and discusses lessons learned.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Authors:
    • Dey, Soumya
    • Cleckley, Eulois
  • Publication Date: 2014-1


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  • Accession Number: 01515518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 24 2014 8:43AM