A permanent, rechargeable Limited-Edition farecard to commemorate the Inauguration of Barack Obama. It works just like a regular SmarTrip® Card that can hold up to $300 in value to pay for fares on Metrorail and Metrobus and for parking fees at Metro-operated parking facilities. The card costs $10 and it comes with no value on the card. Value must be added to the card before use. Value can be added at any Metrorail station, at the farebox on any Metrobus and on all regional bus systems. Available for sale only while supplies last.
The commemorative farecards are replacing the regular farecards in the vending machines. Metro printed five million of the specially designed farecards with President-elect Barack Obama on the face of the cards. They replace the farecards with an image of two pandas on the front. When the stock of Obama cards is exhausted, Metro will return to the panda farecards. The supply of commemorative cards is expected to last through Inauguration Weekend.