Metro today began accepting online orders for its commemorative 2013 Inaugural SmarTrip cards. Featuring an image of President Barack Obama, the reusable plastic card comes pre-loaded with a One-Day Pass that provides unlimited travel on Metrorail on the day it is first used. Each commemorative card costs $15, which is only $1 more than the cost of a one-day paper pass and $4 less than the cost of purchasing a SmarTrip® card and One-Day Pass separately. As an added bonus, the commemorative SmarTrip® can be used as a “flash pass” for unlimited Metrobus travel on Inauguration Day, January 21.
On Inauguration Day:
Metrorail will open at 4 a.m. and close at 2 a.m.