DC Student Transit Passes Can Now Be Purchased through WMATA's Website
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Government of the District of Columbia
Department of Transportation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 13, 2014
(Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) School Transit Subsidy program is pleased to announce the ability of students to purchase student transit passes through the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website using a debit or credit card. The WMATA website will allow the purchase of a monthly rail / bus pass, 10-trip rail passes and 10-trip bus pass at www.wmata.com.
In order to purchase a transit pass on-line, District students must first register their DC One Card at the link and verify their eligibility for the program. Second, students must create a SmarTrip account through the WMATA website at this link. DC Student Rail transit passes will be available for use two business days after the on-line purchase and the discounted 10-trip bus pass will be available for use three business days after the purchase on-line.
Transit passes may still be purchased at any one of the Metro Sales Offices in the District and other approved retail outlets.
For more information on DDOT’s School Transit Subsidy Program, please visit http://ddot.dc.gov/SchoolTransitSubsidy.
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