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The Inaugural Parade begins at 2 p.m. and is expected to last 3 to 4 hours. See inauguralmap.com for a detailed map of the route and public access points, or click here. All those entering the parade route will be searched. Download a list of security checkpoints here.
Prohibited items: backpacks, bags exceeding size restrictions (8 by 6 by 4 inches), bicycles, coolers, thermal or glass containers, and "any other items determined to be a potential safety hazard." Signs and banners should be made of cardboard, poster board, or cloth and can be no larger than 3 feet wide, 20 feet long, and ¼ inches thick. No wood or handles.
1. Ride board.
2. ANSWER has buses departing at 5 a.m. from 14th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Tickets are $35, $30 for students and fixed incomes. 212.533.0417, email@example.com.
3. Mandatemyth.com has open buses leaving at 5:30 a.m. from NYU. Tickets are $25 ($27 using PayPal). See mandatemyth.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Cheap Chinatown buses: Go to chinatown-bus.org or 2000coach.com for buses leaving from both Chinatown and Midtown, starting at 7 a.m. $35 round-trip/$20 one-way.
5. Greyhound: $35 one-way
6. Amtrak: $76 one-way coach ticket