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Virginia is getting $2.8 million from the federal government to reimburse state and local agencies for costs associated with President Obama's inauguration. The money will help cover expenses accrued by law enforcement, security, and public safety agencies during the Inauguration in January and the transition period.

In a statement, Governor Tim Kaine said he's proud of the assistance Virginia offered for the event and is glad the state could recoup some of its expenses. Kaine, also the head of the Democratic National Committee, was an early supporter of President Obama's bid for his party's nomination.

Maryland announced earlier this week that it's being reimbursed $3.2 million for inauguration expenses, while $2 million more is going to Amtrak.

Metro's federal reimbursement, meanwhile, will now total $3.9 million after more funds were announced this week. On Inauguration Day, January 20th, Metro handled more than 1.5 million trips, the highest daily ridership in the transit agency's history.

Matt McCleskey reports...

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