Jersey bus passengers still on a bus


Inquirer staff writer Allison Steele reports:

10:19 a.m.

The buses from RFK stadium to downtown are packed, and buzzing with excitement. People are crammed shoulder to shoulder, and everyone is talking about nothing but the inauguration.

Gloria Anderson, 51, of Kennett Square, Pa., had been impatient waiting for the shuttle bus. She was so worried about missing the ceremony that she was considering walking to the mall from the stadium.

"Go ahead mom, you walk," joked her son, 33-year-old Aaron Bowers, pulling his scarf over his face against the bitter wind. "I'll be here."

Eventually, they made their way onto a bus. Moments later, as the bus hit gridlocked traffic outside of the city, she began worrying anew.

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