Feds repay Va. for Inauguration Day bus service

AP News
Posted: Dec 25, 2009 10:09 AM

Virginia has been reimbursed nearly a half-million dollars for providing free bus service to President Barack Obama's inauguration.

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation says the federal government reimbursed the state $421,708 for its Inauguration Day transit costs.

The state had agreed to pay eight northern Virginia public transit agencies to run 300 buses to help avoid massive traffic jams. The state says the service carried an estimated 4 percent of those attending the inauguration.

The federal government has reimbursed $2.8 million of the $5.7 million that 51 of Virginia's state and local agencies spent helping with security for the inauguration.