Metro and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are launching a pilot program in May to begin moving District of Columbia student transit passes from the current paper pass onto the DC One Card.
Metro has been working with DDOT to move student passes onto the SmarTrip-enabled DC One Card, which the District first launched in April 2008.
The first phase of the pilot program will include about 500 students from School Without Walls in Northwest Washington, D.C., followed by an expanded second phase for summer school students at select District of Columbia public schools. If all goes well, the program will be rolled out in phases to high school and middle school students starting in the fall and continuing into the school year.
"The DC One Card allows District of Columbia residents to access schools, DC government facilities and programs as well as the Metro transit system — all with the same card," said Tommy Wells, DC Council and Metro board member.
The DC One Card is administered and distributed by the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit http://dconecard.dc.gov.