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Metro will soon release a commemorative SmarTrip® card for President Obama's Inauguration. The reusable plastic card will come pre-loaded with a One-Day Pass that provides unlimited travel on Metrorail on the day it is first used. Each commemorative SmarTrip® costs $15.

One dollar more than the cost of a regular one-day pass and $4 less than the cost of purchasing a SmarTrip® card and One-Day Pass separately.

The commemorative SmarTrip® card can be reloaded just like a regular SmarTrip® card.

Sign up for Inauguration email to be notified when the cards are available for sale at this link: http://www.wmata.com/

Metro's Schedule for Inauguration Day

Metro is preparing to be the transportation mode of choice for hundreds of thousands of visitors on Inauguration Day 2013.

On Inauguration Day:

- Metrorail will open at 4 am and close at 2 am.
- Metrorail will provide 17 consecutive hours of rush-hour service -- from 4 am until 9 pm. Peak fares will be in effect during that time.
- Normal weekday parking rates will apply at Metrorail parking facilities. Parking fees will be charged as you exit the garage and may be paid by SmarTrip® or credit card.
- Metrobus will operate weekday rush hour service in the morning, followed by an early rush hour in the afternoon. Many routes will operate on detours due to Inaugural events.
- MetroAccess will operate identical hours to Metrorail and Metrobus. MetroAccess customers are encouraged to plan extra time due to increased traffic throughout the service area.

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