Thursday, December 18, 2008

An NYC clearinghouse for Inauguration-goers?


The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC launched its Inauguration coverage yesterday. For Lehrer's first broadcast on the topic, he invited Washington Post metro reporter David Nakamura and myself to talk about travel preparation for the big event. Click here to listen to the show segment.

On the show, Brian Lehrer asked about any websites that provide a matching system for New Yorkers in order to coordinate travel to and lodging in D.C. I haven't found a site that fits the bill exactly. These are a few possibilities:

  • Facebook: Someone should invent a group travel application for the social networking site. There appears to be just one group dedicated solely to Inauguration travel: New Yorkers Road to Inauguration.
  • Craigslist: Check out the rideshare feature on Craigslist. When I typed in Inauguration, I got just one hit, but I am sure that will change closer to Jan. 20.
  • Google: While there doesn't appear to be one central clearinghouse for D.C. Inaugural trips from NYC, there are quite a number of Google hits for organized tours and bus trips. Good luck.

    Anyone else have any ideas for community sites for NYC wannabe Inauguration-goers? Please post them in the comments if you do.

    Inauguration Prep [WNYC]
  • 2 comments:

    Marcella said...

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