Article Photos: Inaugural transit options all have drawbacks 1/2

FILE - This Jan. 17, 2009 file photo shows a Washington Metropolitan police officer directing traffic  in Washington. From a transportation perspective, Inauguration Day wonât be all that different from most regular workdays in the nationâs capital: If you want to get downtown on time, youâre probably better off not driving. Instead, the hundreds of thousands of people spilling into the city are encouraged to travel by rail, bus or bicycle. And no matter what they choose, theyâll eventually end up on foot _ and possibly walking several miles _ to catch a glimpse of President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)