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Catch a Ride to Inauguration on Loudoun Transit, Metro

If you’re heading downtown from Loudoun to see the second swearing in of Barack Obama, consider leaving the driving to someone else.

Loudoun County Transit has scheduled commuter bus service between several locations in Loudoun and the West Falls Church Metro station for Inauguration Day, Monday, January 21, 2013. Get Metro's schedule for the big day here.

Morning buses to the West Falls Church Metro Station – Orange Line – will begin departing as early as 4:10 a.m.  Buses will return to Loudoun County at regular intervals between 3 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. LC Transit representatives will direct passengers to their appropriate buses at the Metro station.

The 2013 Inauguration Day schedule includes service from the following park and ride lots:

  • Harmony Park and Ride Lot (Hamilton): Departures from 39464 E. Colonial Highway every 30 minutes between 4:15 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. Returns from West Falls Church Metro every 30 minutes between 3:00 and 7:45 p.m.
  • Leesburg Park and Ride Lot: Departures from 19730 Sycolin Road every 10 minutes between 4:10 a.m. and 7:10 a.m. Returns from West Falls Church Metro every 15 minutes between 3:00 and 7:45 p.m.
  • Dulles North Transit Center: Departures every 5 minutes between 4:15 a.m. and 7:05 a.m. Returns from West Falls Church Metro every 10 minutes between 3:00 and 7:45 p.m.
  • Cascades Area: Five scheduled departures from Broad Run Farms, Cascades and Lowes Island to West Falls Church between 4:39 a.m. and 7:10 a.m. Five scheduled returns between 3:10 p.m. and 6:55 p.m.

Rides on LC Transit buses will cost $2 with a SmarTrip card or $2.50 cash. Passengers boarding Metrorail must purchase fare cards or use SmarTrip® cards at Metrorail stations; purchasing fare cards in advance will ease travel on Inauguration Day.

Loudoun County’s Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure has a limited supply of Inauguration Day Commemorative SmarTrip cards – pre-loaded with a one-day pass for unlimited Metrorail travel – that can be purchased with cash or check at the transportation office on the 4th floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street SE, in Leesburg. Business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For complete details on Inauguration Day bus service, including Loudoun County Park and Ride Lot locations and all LC Transit bus schedules, visit www.loudoun.gov/bus or call 703-771-5665. Additional Metrorail passenger information is available at www.metroopensdoors.com.

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