December 23, 2016
WASHINGTON — A day after Metro started selling inauguration-themed SmarTrip cards that don’t feature President-elect Donald Trump, the transit agency confirmed it’s designing special sleeves for the fare cards.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Thursday it’s “working closely” with Metro to design a sleeve for the inauguration-edition SmarTrip cards similar to sleeves that were produced for Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to D.C., according to a tweet from the committee’s communications director, Boris Epshteyn.
— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) December 22, 2016
Metro spokesman Dan Stessel confirmed to WTOP the transit agency is working with Trump’s inaugural committee to design the protective sleeves, using the special pope covers as a template.
Those card sleeves featured a close-up of a smiling Pope Francis against a blue backdrop with the words “Pope Francis” and the dates of his visit.
This article was posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 at 7:18 am