Megabus cancels all travel in, out of DC through Inauguration Day

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Megabus said it has suspended all travel in and out of Washington, D.C. as Inauguration Day approaches.

The company canceled all service to D.C. at 11:59 p.m. Friday. The suspension of service will last until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday. Inauguration Day is Wednesday.

“These cancellations are due to restriction in the Washington, D.C. area over the coming week,” Megabus tweeted Friday. “Passengers on impacted trips have been sent instructions to refund or reschedule their trip on the email address used at booking.”

Earlier this week, the House Oversight Committee urged dozens of travel companies to “put in place additional screening measures to ensure that your services are not being used to facilitate violence or domestic terrorism.”

There's tight security in the nation's capital—including the closure of the National Mall—ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President–elect Kamala Harris after last week’s deadly siege at the Capitol Building.

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