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Washington Post Inauguration Watch bloggers David Nakamura and Nikita R. Stewart will be on washingtonpost.com today at 11 a.m. ET to discuss all the events, hype and hoopla surrounding the swearing-in of Barack Obama and how the city is preparing for Jan. 20, and to take your questions.

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By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  January 7, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  | Category:  Answers
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Do you have any more information on how to obtain tickets for the DC Neighborhood Inaugural Ball?

Posted by: debmckay1156 | January 7, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

I heard that there was a decision to reduce the number of portable toilets to make room for crowds. Please rethink this decision.

I am used to attending events with millions of people. It is a mistake to compromise on the number of toilets. There is also the issue of hygiene/public health with the number of people repeatedly using a toilet.

I am looking forward to joing the very happy crowd in Washington that day. But I can tell you from experiences at other events, people become unhappy quickly when there are too few toilets. Long lines are to be expected, but unreasonably long lines are not something the city wants. It is unrealistic to expect visitors to wear adult diapers.

Posted by: PunkinL | January 7, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Hi, I am flying into DC (Dullus) on Monday the 19th at 5pm. Should I expect horrific traffic the eve before Inauguration? Surely the bridges won't already be closed, right? I will be driving from Dullus into Georgetown NW DC.

Posted by: Madeleine2 | January 7, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

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