Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)

DC: SmarTrip Goes Back to School

Metro representatives will visit several local college campuses over the next two weeks to encourage new and returning students to buy one of the essentials of college life in this region: a SmarTrip card.

“Cost savings and convenience are especially important to students, and having a SmarTrip card gives students in our transportation network the benefit of both as they use the Metro system,” said Lynn Bowersox, Metro's assistant general manager for customer service, communications and marketing.

The upcoming campus sales events are:

Aug. 16: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Northern Virginia Community College
3001 N. Beauregard S.
Bisdorf Building, 1st floor, outside of room 196
Alexandria, Va.

Aug. 19: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW
Building 46 – Auditorium
Washington, D.C.

Aug. 19 - 20: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Howard University
Blackburn Center, Ground Level
2397 6th St., NW
Washington, D.C.

Aug. 20 – 21: noon - p.m.
American University
Community Showcase
Mary Graydon Center
4400 Mass, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.

Aug. 21: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Gallaudet University
Student Academic Center, Multipurpose Room
800 Florida Ave., NE
Washington, D.C.

Aug. 22 – 23: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Catholic University
Student Orientation
Edward J. Prybyal University Center Lower level
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, D.C.

Aug. 22: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Prince George’s Community College
Largo Campus
Novak Field House
301 Largo Road
Largo, Md.

Aug. 24: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Georgetown University
Red Square
3700 O St, NW
Washington, D.C.

Aug. 24: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Virginia Tech
Northern Virginia Center, Room 214
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, Va.

Aug. 28: noon – 5:30 p.m.
Georgetown Law
Georgetown Vendor Fair
McDonald Hall
600 New Jersey, Ave., NW 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C.

Aug. 29: 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
George Mason University
Founders Hall
Arlington Campus
3351 Fairfax, Drive
Fairfax, Va.

Aug. 30: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
University of Maryland
Stamp Center Grand Ballroom
College Park, Md.

In addition to the sales events listed above, SmarTrip cards are sold in the campus bookstore and/or student union at American University, George Washington University and University of Maryland-College Park.

Using a SmarTrip card saves students $1 on each Metrorail trip and 20 cents on each Metrobus trip. It also gives students free bus-to-bus transfers and a 50-cent discount when transferring between bus and rail.