Metro Police Get Backup for Inauguration
Transit system increases security for inauguration
Passengers ride on a Metro train as a police officer of the Metro Transit Police Department patrols the car.
-- More than 100 police officers from 14 transit agencies will help with Metro
security during the inauguration, the transit system said.
They will be joined by federal law enforcement and local police departments to help oversee the bus and rail system, which is bracing for record ridership.
Several hundred volunteers also will assist customers who are unfamiliar with Metro
. They will hand out maps and help customers with fare machines.
continues to warn passengers of packed railcars and long lines. General Manager John Catoe
is comparing the crush to "the Fourth of July several times over."
To help alleviate crowding on trains, Metro
will run 22 dedicated bus routes to downtown along major corridors in D.C., Maryland
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