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Metro Launches New Short-Trip Pass

The new pass would cost $35 and last for seven days.
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The new pass would cost $35 and last for seven days.

Today Metro is launching a new weekly short-trip pass that SmarTrip users can add to their cards to save money. 

SmarTrip users can add the seven-day pass to their cards for $35 dollars. A pass is good for trips up to $3.50 during peak hours and unlimited trips during off-peak hours. Metro says the new pass is a good option for riders who take frequent trips between nearby stations. On its website, Metro explains how it works:

For example, someone who normally travels from Bethesda to Metro Center ($3.35 peak fare) can use the pass for unlimited trips at all times because the fare is less than $3.50. If the rider decided to take a trip from Bethesda to Union Station ($3.65 peak fare), he or she must pay an addition 15 cents. Previously, the additional fare payment required a stop at the Exitfare machine each time prior to leaving the system. Monday's launch of the short trip pass on SmarTrip makes this process much more convenient by automatically deducting the difference from the rider's "stored value" (cash) on the same SmarTrip card.

Riders can buy the passes online or at machines at any Metrorail station.

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