Metro SmarTrip Cards May Be Sold At CVS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Metro's plastic, reusable farecards soon might be available at local pharmacies.

The transit agency is in negotiations with nearly 200 CVS stores to sell SmarTrip cards. If the Metro board approves a plan this week, passengers will able to buy the cards at the stores for $10. The cards will come loaded with $5 of fares.

Metro officials say it is important to have more locations selling SmarTrip cards since the transit system will eliminate paper bus transfers in January.

SmarTrip cards can now be purchased online and at Metro sales offices, commuter stores and vending machines at subway stations with parking facilities. Some Giant Food supermarkets also sell the farecards.

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