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By Max Porter, Contributing News Editor • February 26, 2024

Metro releases special inauguration edition farecards

Emily Cahn

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority released a limited-edition SmarTrip farecard Monday to commemorate the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

The special edition SmarTrip farecards, which function exactly like regular SmarTrip cards, are available for purchase online or at Metro sales offices.

Metro riders can purchase the commemorative card for $10, double the price of a regular SmarTrip card.

For Metro riders planning on braving the crowds on inauguration day, one-day unlimited farecards can also be purchased for $10.

The Washington Post reported last week that D.C. transit systems and roadways will not be able to handle the 2 million people expected to travel to the city for the inauguration festivities.

“If millions of people are coming to the National Mall, Metro can’t handle everyone. It’s impossible,” said WMATA spokeswoman Candace Smith.

She added that people should expect “long lines, long walks, and they need to make decisions about what they’re willing to put up with.”

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