Metro is rolling out its plan to change the way we pay to use the
system. Starting next month, some riders will be able to travel Metro\’s rails and
busses without a SmartTrip card.
As Metro moves away from paper fare cards to SmarTrip, the agency
also looks toward the next generation of paying fares.
Metro is proposing raising fares again by a small amount, but the change could affect one group far more than most.
Metro\’s SmarTrip cards are getting a facelift, all in honor of a renowned Van Gogh exhibit that is currently on display at The Phillips Collection.
Metro riders will see a few changes come Oct. 1. Metrorail says it plans to lower the price of SmarTrip cards in effort to get more people to use them.
SmarTrip cards will go down in price to $2 in October.
Commemorative SmarTrip cards worked well for the presidential inauguration in January, so WMATA is bringing them back for the Fourth of July.
SmarTrip users can now sign up for a program called Auto Reload, which automatically adds money to fare cards once they drop below a certain dollar amount.
A number of new programs for Metro\’s SmarTrip card
are set to begin Sept. 1.
It looks like riders soon will pay more to ride Metro.