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DC Subway Passes for Inauguration Don't Have Trump's Picture

Metro says it reached out to President-elect Donald Trump's campaign but didn't receive a response

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    Metro is now selling special SmarTrip passes for the inauguration. News4's Shomari Stone spoke with riders who are reacting to what is not pictured on the fare cards. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016)

    Washington's subway system has started selling one-day passes for people planning to attend the inauguration — and unlike in previous years, the cards don't have the president-elect's picture on them.

    Metro said in a statement that it asked President-elect Donald Trump's campaign for a picture to use on the cards, but it didn't receive a response. The cards are designed before the election.

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    The cards contain graphics of the White House and the American flag and commemorate the 58th presidential inauguration.

    The passes cost $10 and are good for unlimited rides on Inauguration Day, which is Jan. 20.

    Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the inauguration. Metro will open at 4 a.m., an hour earlier than usual, and extra trains will run throughout the day.

    Metro is urging people to buy the passes in advance to avoid the possibility of long lines at station vending machines.

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    Riders can put more money on the cards and keep using them after the inauguration.

    Metro riders can buy the inaugural cards online at wmata.com/inauguration.