A protester in Downtown Pittsburgh when Donald Trump spoke in September and supporters at his campaign event in Ambridge in October.

A protester in Downtown Pittsburgh when Donald Trump spoke in September and supporters at his campaign event in Ambridge in October.

Photos by Jasmine Goldband / The Incline

Make Bus Trips Great Again: How to get to the inauguration or Women’s March on Washington from Pittsburgh

Whether you want to support or protest the president-elect, there’s a bus for you.

Sarah Anne Hughes

In less than two weeks, Donald Trump will be sworn in a the 45th president of the United States.

This is an event you may want to witness in person for a variety of reasons. If driving to D.C. doesn’t appeal to you (as it shouldn’t), there are a few bus trip options.

Know of another? Email news@theincline.com with the word “Bus” in the subject line.

If you want to see the inauguration

  • The Republican Committee of Allegheny County isn’t organizing a bus trip, but it did supply the name of a company that is. The package organized through DeBolt Unlimited includes transportation from Pittsburgh to the Shady Grove Metro station, just outside of D.C.; a round-trip Metrorail fare between that station and the National Mall; and a champagne toast.
    How to reserve: Call 412-461-9125, or email gstd@deboltunlimited.com.
    Cost: $145 for one person; $135 per person when you book two seats; $125 per person when you book three or more.
  • Rally, like Uber for buses, has a bus that leaves from Station Square at 2:31 a.m. (yes, a.m.) and arrives in D.C. at 8 a.m. The bus leaves D.C. to return to Pittsburgh at 2 p.m. The catch: a certain number of people must book a seat for the trip to actually happen. As of Friday afternoon, 21 more passengers were needed.
    How to reserve: Buy a ticket online.
    Cost: $95

If you want to protest the inauguration

  • United Steelworkers Local 3657’s Fight Back Pittsburgh! is organizing a bus trip between Pittsburgh and D.C. as part of an opposition effort. As of Thursday evening, there were 20 seats left. Buses will leave from the Cathedral of Learning at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 and arrive at D.C. punk haven St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church (which is also serving as a place for people to crash) that evening. Buses return Jan. 21.
    How to reserve: RSVP online.
    Cost: $15

If you’re going to the Women’s March on Washington

  • DeBolt Unlimited is also organizing bus trips to the Women’s March. A company rep said via email they will send as many buses as needed. The package includes transportation from Pittsburgh to the Shady Grove Metro station and round-trip Metrorail fare between that station and the National Mall.
    How to reserve: Call 412-461-9125, or email gstd@deboltunlimited.com.
    Cost: $119
LocationDepartArrive back
933 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)2:30 a.m.11 p.m.
Park and Ride, Penn and Shady avenues2:45 a.m.10:45 p.m.
Monroeville Mall East Lot, Pole #323:15 a.m.10:15 p.m.
New Stanton, Pa. Turnpike Interchange Parking Lot3:45 p.m.9:45 p.m.
  • To find out if other Women’s March attendees in the Pittsburgh area are carpooling or organizing the bus trip, reach out to the Pennsylvania chapter using this contact form.
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