WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Metro will honor the historic opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture by releasing four limited-edition SmarTrip cards.
“Metro’s diverse workforce and ridership reflect the diversity of our region, and we’re honored to play a role in connecting the public to this important new Smithsonian museum,” said Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld.
Costing $10, the reusable card comes pre-loaded with $8 of stored fare. The commemorative cards will showcase the new museum and celebrate cultural icons of African American history, Metro said.
The card collection called “Celebrating a Cultural Legacy” will feature images of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership.
“As we move closer to the Grand Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I am so pleased that our partners at Metro have issued four special edition Smart Trip cards depicting the museum and significant people and objects that will be featured in it,” said Museum Director Lonnie G. Bunch.
Customers can purchase the cards online starting Saturday, Sept. 10, and at Metrorail stations starting Friday, Sept. 16.
On Monday, Sept. 12, the cards may be purchased from the following Metro Sales Offices:
Metro Headquarters (Main Entrance)
600 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Open Weekdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Metro Center Sales Office
12th and F Street, NW
(Metro Center station)
Washington, DC 20005
Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Bulk Sales pick-up only Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Metro Pentagon Sales Office
Pentagon Transit Center
Upper level bus bay
Arlington, VA 22202
Open Weekdays 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Metro Anacostia Sales Office
Anacostia Metrorail Station, Mezzanine Level, Bus Bay Exit
1101 Howard Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursdays 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Northern Metrobus Garage
4615 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
Open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.