The Washington Times - January 20, 2009, 08:40AM

Ten Army trucks hauling what looked like small howitzers drew the attention of hundreds walking up Pennsylvania Avenue east of the Capitol, as did a passing truck emblazoned with the words “Mass Casualty Unit.” Soldiers in fatigues, some carrying automatic weapons, stood guard all along the roads leading to the spot where President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn in at noon.

Metro was handling more than 100,000 riders an hour, and parking lots at the end of the Red and Blue lines were full by 8 am, WTOP radio reported.

— Joe Curl, political correspondent