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From A to B: The Future of SmarTrip

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Big changes could be coming for users of Metro's SmarTrip card.
David Schultz
Big changes could be coming for users of Metro's SmarTrip card.

A few years ago, Metro's SmarTrip cards were on the cutting edge of transit technology. Now they're becoming obsolete, and Metro has to find a replacement soon. David Schultz gives us the scoop on why Metro is facing this problem, and how it might affect commuters.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "I'm Old Fashioned" by Chet Baker from Chet Baker Plays for Lovers]


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