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Metro Adds 7-Day Short-Trip Pass to SmarTrip Cards

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Credit: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Credit: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Metro is launching a new weekly short-trip pass that SmarTrip users can add to their cards to save money.

Starting Monday, SmarTrip users can add the seven-day pass to their cards for $35. A pass is good for trips up to $3.50 during peak hours and unlimited trips during off-peak hours. These passes were previously only available with paper fare cards, which are being discontinued at the end of May.

During peak hours, the short-trip pass can be used for longer trips, but the rider must pay the difference.

Metro says the new pass is a good option for riders who take frequent trips between nearby stations.

Riders can buy the passes online or at machines at any Metrorail station.

WNEW’s Karen Adams contributed to this report. Follow her and WNEW on Twitter.

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