Cards cost $15.
Metro has begun accepting orders for commemorative SmarTrip cards for the January inauguration of President Barack Obama. "Inauguration Day, January 21, 2013" and Obama's picture, along with "America Makes History Again" adorn the cards, which are $15. That's only $1 more than a one-day paper pass, according to a news release from the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority. The cards come pre-loaded with a one-day pass that provides unlimited Metrorail travel on the first day it is used. It can also be used as a "flash pass" for unlimited Metrobus transportation on Inauguration Day, the news release states. Cards are expected to ship in mid-December. Metro has launched an inauguration webpage where customers can sign up for special…
New exhibits give a peak into the day 50 years ago when President-elect Kennedy left his N Street home to drive to his inauguration.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Alaisha Key
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Though Georgetowners often leave pondering the neighborhood's historic residents to the tourists, today is a good time to take a moment to remember one of the neighborhood's best-known residents, President John F. Kennedy. Today marks the 50th anniversary of his inauguration. On this morning, 50 years ago, President-elect John F. Kennedy left his Georgetown home at 3307 N St. Kennedy was driven the short four miles the U.S. Capitol for his inauguration as the 35th President of the United States; he remains the youngest elected president to this day. Georgetowners can remember Kennedy not only as the Nation’s 35th president, but also as a vital member of the Georgetown community. While serving in Congress, Kennedy lived just a few steps …