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Metro Wants to Credit Your Trip If Your Train Is Delayed

Under the proposal, riders would receive an automatic credit on their SmarTrip card if their trip is delayed by 15 minutes or more

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    Metro Wants to Credit Your Trip If Your Train Is Delayed

    Metro is proposing a change that would put money back into your pocket if your train is late. News4's Adam Tuss has more on the proposal. (Published Monday, Jan. 8, 2018)

    Metro is proposing a change that would put money back into your pocket if your train is late. 

    Under the proposal, riders would receive an automatic credit on their SmarTrip card if their trip is delayed by 15 minutes or more. Staff will ask Metro's board to approve the change this week. 

    But don't celebrate just yet. 

    The refunds would only be given during the weekday rush period. 

    Metro says since SafeTrack ended, only .5 percent of rail trips were delayed by 15 minutes or more. That means the transit agency would have to give back about $600,000 for those delayed trips. 

    According to Metro documents, about 9 out of 10 weekday trips on Metrorail arrive on time.