Those transporting cars to or from Washington D.C. know that it does not have any ties to one particular state. The area consists of land given by both the states of Virginia and Maryland. As of today, the District of Columbia has the 7th largest metropolitan area in the United States with a population of around 5.7 million people. Roughly 24 million tourists visit Washington from all over the world. The rich history of America is what attracts most people to the capitol. It’s no surprise that Washington D.C. is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the U.S., rivaling Florida, Hawaii, New York and California for top honors.
Washington D.C. is a district that was carefully mapped out. George Washington put Thomas Jefferson in charge of designing the National Mall. This part of Washington D.C. consists of the areas between The Capitol and The Lincoln Memorial. Many museums and monuments can be found here. There are several exhibits and shops, as well as all kinds of tours. One particular tour allows people to see into the events leading to and then following the tragic assassination of Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theatre.
Several memorable speeches have been given in Washington, D.C.. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous inaugural speech in 1933 that addressed the Great Depression came with the remarkable line, “The only thing to fear… is fear itself.” Then there was the memorable speech that was given by John F Kennedy at his 1961 Inauguration in which he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”. One cannot forget the life changing “I Have a Dream” speech delivered by Martin Luther King and the March on Washington in 1963, which played a major role in The Civil Rights Movement. King famously dreamt, “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Along with speeches, Washington has been, and continues to be, a podium and an inspiration for many movements, rallies and celebrations.
With all that goes on in Washington D.C., it’s possible to encounter a lot of traffic while traveling through the area. You will be grateful to have made the decision to use an auto transport company to ship your car. Using auto transport services will surely come with benefits. For one, you can spare the long road trip. You don’t have to haul a vehicle when shipping options are available to you. Rely on a top quality vehicle shipping service to assist you. Loading your car and shipping it with care is top priority. A word to the wise when shipping your automobile in the nation’s capitol, however, is that because of the threat of terrorism, auto transport trucks are not allowed anywhere near government buildings and landmarks. Homeland Security is right to fear that someone might pack a vehicle being transported with explosives and set it off at the most inopportune time. So if you are shipping your car to or from DC, then expect to meet outside the city.
If you’re thinking about using our auto transport services or want to learn more about vehicle shipping to or from Washington D.C., feel free to call our toll free number (800-600-3750). You’ll have the opportunity to speak with an auto transport customer service representative about how the whole car shipping system works. To get a free vehicle shipping quote, simply log onto to www.autotransportdirect.com and fill out a short form. Through Direct Express Auto Transport, booking your vehicle shipping online is made easy.