Metro Releases Trump SmarTrip Sleeves for Inauguration

Washington, D.C.'s transit agency has released commemorative subway card sleeves with President-elect Donald Trump's picture for the inauguration.

Metro announced on Friday the sleeves will be handed out to riders at select Metro stations the morning of Inauguration Day, Friday, Jan. 20, free of charge.

The sleeve design features a black-and-white image of Trump with his campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again!"

In December, Metro started selling one-day passes for the inauguration that, unlike previous years, did not have the president-elect's photo. The cards show graphics of the White House and the American flag to commemorate the 58th presidential inauguration.

Metro said in a statement that it asked 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.

Presidential Inaugural Committee Director of Communications Boris Epshteyn tweeted the next day that the team was working closely with Metro to design a sleeve for the passes and the sleeves would be similar to those designed for the pope's visit to D.C.

Metro said 50,000 sleeves will be distributed to riders attending the inauguration the morning of Inauguration Day at the following stations:

• Vienna

• New Carrollton

• Franconia - Springfield

• Shady Grove

• Greenbelt

• Largo Town Center

• Branch Avenue

• Glenmont

• Wiehle-Reston East

• Pentagon City

Station managers will also have sleeves available at Union Station, Metro Center and Gallery Place, Metro said.

Metro is urging people who plan to ride Metro to the inauguration to buy their passes before the cutoff date of Jan. 13.

Riders can buy the inaugural cards online at

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