Give Metro Some Credit

Transit agency working on credit card payment for riders

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010  |  Updated 5:01 PM EDT
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Give Metro Some Credit

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Washington's Metro transit system is working on a system to allow riders to pay with their credit and debit cards.

Metro board member Peter Benjamin said the transit system is working to allow turnstiles to accept credit and debit cards to make it easier for riders to use the system, WTOP reported.

Benjamin says you won't have to charge your credit or debit card for a farecard or a Smart Trip card to get on the train.

"Actually it'll be the target to use for a Smart Trip card will work on your credit card and we are working with banks right now on this."

Riders currently purchase fare cards of varying values or that are good for a certain time period. Metro hopes to have the system in place in the next 18 months.
 

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