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Pope's Washington visit means transportation delays

Pope's Washington visit means transportation delays

Pope Francis is visiting the nation's capital during his trip to the United States next week, and visitors, employees and residents alike can expect difficulty and delays getting into and around the city.

The papal events are expected to attract several hundred thousand visitors to Washington over the course of the three-day visit Tuesday through Thursday. The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority says to expect longer wait times, increased trip times and limited online bus arrival time and schedule predictions due to detours.

The influx of visitors will be similar to that of a presidential inauguration compounded with other popular events in the city, said Sherry Ly, a...