SmarTrip Cards Cost Lowered

July 25, 2013

In another step toward making paper fare cards a thing of the past, Metro will lower the price of SmarTrip cards to $2 this October. Currently, when SmarTrip cards are purchased at Metrorail station dispensers, they cost $10: $5 for the card with $5 worth of fare money preloaded. When cards are registered online, the buyer is eligible for a $3 rebate. The process will be simplified in October, and the rebate will disappear, according to a press release. Instead, SmarTrip cards purchased at a Metro sales office or commuter store will cost $2. Cards purchased at CVS stores, through station dispensers or online will cost $10, with $8 of preloaded fare money. (dcist)

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