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WMATA releases Inauguration Day passes

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) early last week unveiled its commemorative SmarTrip® transit cards for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Each card comes preloaded with a one-day pass for unlimited trips on Metrorail and Metrobus on Inauguration Day, which is Jan. 20. Riders can purchase the cards online, WMATA officials said in a press release.

"Our goal is to get as many commemorative cards into circulation as possible among our Inauguration Day guests so they can skip the lines and head right for the train or bus," said WMATA General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul Wiedefeld.

No track work is planned during the week of the inauguration, WMATA officials added.

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