Metro Commemorative Inauguration SmarTrip sales ramp up
More than 20,000 sold to date
Metro has sold its 20,000th Commemorative SmarTrip card for this year's Presidential Inauguration, and the pace of sales is intensifying. At Metro sales offices, the pace of sales has more than doubled over the past week, from an average of about 150 per day at Metro Center to more than 400 per day this week.
"The demand for Inaugural SmarTrip cards has steadily increased as we approach Inauguration Day," said Lynn Bowersox, Metro Assistant General Manager for Customer Service, Communications and Marketing. "Besides being an excellent way to avoid lines at ticket machines on Inauguration Day, the cards are a wonderful keepsake of this historic day."
The Commemorative Inaugural SmarTrip features an image of President Obama and comes preloaded with a one-day pass that allows for unlimited Metrorail trips on the day it is used. As an added bonus, the card can be used as a "flash pass" for unlimited Metrobus travel on Inauguration Day.
Metro is encouraging residents in the National Capital Region to purchase the Commemorative Card for their out-of-town visitors who plan to attend Inauguration festivities.
After the one-day pass is used, the Commemorative cards may be reloaded and used like any other SmarTrip.
The cards are available online at wmata.com/inauguration, at Metro Sales Offices or regional transit stores. Customers ordering online should do prior to January 15 to ensure delivery by Inauguration Day.
Metro Sales Offices
Metro Headquarters (Main Entrance)
600 Fifth Street, NW
Open weekdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Metro Center Sales Office
12th and F Street, NW (Metro Center station)
Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Metro Pentagon Sales Office
Pentagon Transit Center
Upper level bus bay
Open weekdays 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Northern Metrobus Garage
4615 14th Street, NW
Open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Metro Anacostia Sales Office
Anacostia Metrorail Station, Mezzanine Level, Bus Bay Exit
1101 Howard Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursdays 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
News release issued at 1:47 pm, January 11, 2013.