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Pay to ride Metro with smartphone, watch soon

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.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 04:39am EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, smartphone, smartwatch, Dan Stessel, Metro, SmarTrip

Future of Metro fares could be smartphones, credit cards

As Metro moves away from paper fare cards to SmarTrip, the agency also looks toward the next generation of paying fares.

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 05:16pm EDT

Tags: Ari Ashe, Metro, SmarTrip, WMATA

Metro proposes fare increases, some riders hit harder

Metro is proposing raising fares again by a small amount, but the change could affect one group far more than most.

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 04:29pm EST

Tags: SmarTrip, MetroAccess, Metro, Richard Sarles, WMATA, Megan Cloherty

Art appreciation at the Metro station: Limited edition SmarTrip cards

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.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 02:46pm EDT

Tags: Metro, Van Gogh, SmarTrip, The Phillips Collection

Metrorail lowers SmarTrip card prices, changes exitfare policies

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.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 09:56am EDT

Tags: Ari Ashe, Metrorail, SmarTrip, exitfares

Cost of SmarTrip cards going down to $2

SmarTrip cards will go down in price to $2 in October.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 01:11pm EDT

Tags: SmarTrip, Metro, WMATA, Colleen Kelleher, Richard Sarles

Metro adds 7-day short trip pass to SmarTrip cards

Monday - 05/20/2013, 09:30am EDT

Tags: Metro, WMATA, SmarTrip

Metro to issue July 4 commemorative card

Commemorative SmarTrip cards worked well for the presidential inauguration in January, so WMATA is bringing them back for the Fourth of July.

Sunday - 04/28/2013, 09:34am EDT

Tags: Metro, SmarTrip, Fourth of July, Hank Silverberg

Metro $3 rebate for SmarTrip cards going unclaimed

The Metro transit system is offering a $3 rebate to anyone who buys a reusable debit card to pay fares.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 09:01am EST

Tags: Metro, SmarTrip, The Washington Post

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