DC Metro carried nearly 780,000 passengers on Obama Inauguration Day

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The agency noted that Obama’s second swearing-in took place on Martin Luther King Day, which is a federal holiday that many D.C.-area residents have off from work. Obama first’s inauguration ceremony fell on a Tuesday in 2009.

Metro normally averages between 200,000 and 400,000 passengers on holidays, according to a planning website operated by the agency. The transit system carries about 787,000 riders on its trains during normal weekdays.

— This post was updated at 8:12 a.m.

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