A joint U.S. Mint and Washington Metro press conference last week announced that $1 coins were accepted and dispensed in Metro farecard vending machines.
Thanks to Metro and its YouTube channel, the video of the conference with United States Mint Director Ed Moy and Metro’s Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Chief Financial Officer Carol Kissal is available.
The video — embedded below — offers a unique perspective, and a rare look into a Mint press briefing evangelizing the benefits of using $1 coins.
Metro operates the second largest subway system and the fifth largest bus network in the United States. Currently, there are 86 Metrorail stations operating within a 106.3-mile network with more than 900 farecard vending machines.