WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Pilot Program Puts D.C. Student Bus Passes In Giant Stores

Play associated audio
Reduced fare passes for students can now be picked up closer to home.
Wayan Vota (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcmetroblogger/263448142/)
Reduced fare passes for students can now be picked up closer to home.

Metro and the D.C. Department of Transportation are offering a new way for District of Columbia students to buy bus passes at Giant food stores starting today.

The pilot program allows D.C. students to buy bus passes at Giants that are closer to their school or home. Four Giant stores will participate, two in Northwest D.C., one in Northeast and one in Southeast:

  • Giant Food - 1050 Brentwood Road NE
  • Giant Food - 1345 Park Road NW 
  • Giant Food - 4303 Connecticut Avenue NW 
  • Giant Food - 1535 Alabama Avenue SE

Officials say that in order to buy the pass, students have to present their D.C. One Card and have at least one remianing bus trip on an existing pass. The D.C. One Card gives students reduced rates on Metro rail, bus and the circulator when they travel to and from school.

This new pilot program lets them buy a 10-trip pass. It starts today and runs through July 1.

NPR

Jonathan Franzen On Writing: It's An 'Escape From Everything'

The author of The Corrections and the new novel Purity likens writing to losing himself in a dream. "When it's really going well ... you're in a fantasy land and feeling no pain," he says.
NPR

Denmark Might Be Winning The Global Race To Prevent Food Waste

According to a recent report from the Danish government, Danes now throw away 25 percent less food than they did five years ago. Supermarkets are doing their part by selling older food at a discount.
WAMU 88.5

The Influence Of The Latino Vote in 2016

In 2016, an estimated 13.1 million Latino voters are expected to cast a ballot. We look at the growing influence of the Latino vote and who makes up this demographic.

WAMU 88.5

Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation" (Rebroadcast)

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.