Metro Riders Could Soon Pay Less

Discount offered to Metro riders who use SmarTrip cards

Metro riders who transfer from bus to rail could soon begin saving money each trip.

Beginning next year, those riders could save 50 cents per trip if they use electronic SmarTrip cards, Metro officials said. The discount would apply to riders who board a Metro bus and transfer to Metrorail within three hours, They would pay the regular SmarTrip bus fare of $1.25, then receive the 50-cent discount on the rail trip.

The change would go into effect on Jan. 4, the same day the agency will eliminate paper transfers.

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