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Reduced fare passes for students can now be picked up closer to home.
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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.

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