About 28 "feeder marches" that will assemble at 8 a.m. will bring marchers to the Mall. 7th and 12th streets NW are the primary march routes. Following a 9 a.m. premarch rally near the Washington Monument, the march to the Lincoln Memorial will start at 10:30 a.m. The formal program begins at 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial.
Metrorail and bus fares today will be 50 cents. Subway riders will deposit their fares in special barrels. Flash passes are accepted for both subway and bus, with no zone charges or transfers needed. Metrorail will operate on a 6 a.m. to midnight schedule, and buses will run on an augmented Saturday schedule, with 150 buses added for today.
Because of heavy ridership, Metro officials advise rail riders to use stops other than Smithsonian.
Outbound Metro bus service will be provided on all numbered streets from 9th to 14th streets between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenue. A bus information center will be located 20 yards north of the Lincoln Memorial.
Out-of-towners coming to Washington by chartered buses will be dropped off at fringe Metro sites, primarily RFK Stadium, Pentagon and New Carrollton stations. From these and other spots, marchers will take the subway or special shuttle buses to the Mall. Bus parking areas will be color-coded, and marchers are to return to their designated areas the same way they came.
Water fountains on the Mall grounds will be identified by helium balloons, and about 600 portable bathrooms will be set up on the vacant drive alongside the Reflecting Pool and elsewhere on the Mall.
Beginning at 8 a.m., no traffic will be allowed on Constitution Avenue between 6th and 23rd streets NW, and only the intersections of Constitution at 3rd and 23rd streets will be open for north-south traffic.