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Officials with Washington's Metro transit system say few people are claiming $3 rebates being offered to those who buy SmarTrip cards.
Estimates say as many as 800,000 people may be attending the inauguration, the swearing in and the parade on Jan. 21, which could result in long lines at the fare card machines.
Expect more drivers to hit the region's roads this weekends as the warm air moves in. However little construction work is expected and will help keep lanes open but a parade rehearsal Downtown will cause headaches for drivers.
Metro is proposing a $2.5 billion budget that avoids fare hikes for the coming fiscal year.
Big plans are in the works for the New Carrollton Metro station over the next few years.
The Purple Line, a proposed light-rail line to connect New Carrollton and Bethesda in Maryland, has long been promoted as a way to ease congestion on the Capital Beltway and offer another commuting option between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
For Marylanders, MARC just isn't an option at night or on weekends, but some want it to change.
Metro says its rail service will stay open late to accommodate Washington Redskins fans attending the rescheduled Dec. 30 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
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