04/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

No More Purple Tunnels? Inauguration Chaos Report Out

Too many people without tickets and too few signs pointing in the right direction were part of the picture at President Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration -- but a new report may help operations the next time around.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein , chairwoman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, ordered the report in January after thousands of people who had tickets to the inaugural were turned away and still more were corralled into the Third Street tunnel near the Capitol and were stuck there -- in freezing conditions -- for several hours.

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