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Paper Fare Cards Being Phased Out From ‘Ride On’ System

Beginning in December, Ride On passengers will be able to load monthly passes onto their SmarTrip cards as a new method of payment being offered to eventually phase out paper fare cards.


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Metro Phasing Out Paper Farcards, Enticing SmarTrip Card Stragglers To Get On Board

Metro is encouraging customers to switch from using paper farecards to plastic ones.


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Metro To Vote On Increase In Fares And Parking Fees

Metro’s board of directors is expected to vote on the first increase in bus and rail fares in the system in two years.


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Metro Employees Hand Out 400,000 Survey Cards

Metro employees will be handing out 400,000 survey cards at Metrorail stations to collect information for planning and operational purposes.