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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:38 AM

12. The answer is in the article you linked:

First, the buses weren't just making one trip to the airfield and waiting there. They were shuttling back and forth between the parking area and the airfield 3+ miles away. Forty buses were handling 25,000 people. Each of the forty buses would have to make at least five or six trips to get everyone there, and another five or six trips to get them back to their cars later.

That's when their problems began:
The confusion and the freezing weather added to the health risks that accompany every Trump rally during the coronavirus pandemic. In Omaha, buses carried about 25,000 people to the airport, Pecha said, where they crowded onto risers set up outside. Though the campaign checked temperatures and provided masks, many attendees didn’t wear them, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

In the lead-up to the rally, police warned that parking lots were full. With buses taking a half-hour to ferry people more than three miles to the rally site, hundreds of attendees were late to get inside, reported Iowa Starting Line, a liberal news site.


Brant Pavel, who made the trip to the rally from Chambers, Neb., compared the situation to game day at the University of Nebraska. His group was among those that decided to walk.
“It’s the same thing as a Husker football Saturday,” he said. “When the game is over, you know the buses and vehicles are going and they can only go so fast — so fast is pretty slow.”

The crowd of pedestrians slowed vehicle traffic along the roadway and further delayed the buses, Pecha said. Scores of officers tried to direct traffic, with some radioing in about numerous elderly attendees struggling in the cold, according to Omaha Scanner. Police began shuttling some to their cars to get them out of the elements. Extra buses were called in from Metro Area Transit.

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