Metro reports that rail ridership for the 2013 inauguration declined from the 2009 event.
A disabled train between Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn was causing major problems on Metro
Metro riders are trying to avoid the Federal Center Station; L'Enfant Plaza is filling up
Federal Center SW was especially crowded
Parking remains available at some Metro stations, in a change from this time of the morning in 2009.
Here's a summary of the things travelers must know for reaching Inauguration Day events, followed by links to more travel resources.
This is advice for visitors unfamiliar with the transportation system in the nation's capital who plan to watch President Obama's swearing-in ceremony from the Mall or attend the parade up Pennsylvania Avenue.
The Metro Transit Police Department is expecting help from about 150 officers sent by more than a dozen agencies across the country.
Sara Procacci Wilson, nicknamed Metro's inauguration czar in 2009, was the main point person for planning how the transit agency prepared for the event.
Plenty of traffic and transit issues could affect travel during the holiday weekend, but there's no Metro track work scheduled.