He may not have been first to arrive in Washington, but Brian Todd definitely won the race on one front: cost. One tank of gas for his SUV was about $70, he says, and tolls were another $25. Lisa Desjardins shelled out around $260 for her one-way train ticket. And Nic Robertson, well, let's just say he wasn't traveling on the cheap. His plane ticket was around $450, he says, plus $50 for the taxi.