The Washington Metropolitan Tranist Authority is making it easier for senior citizens 65 and older to get their discount when riding Metrobus and Metrorail with the new senior SmarTrip cards that will be available July 1.
The new senior SmarTrip card is bright yellow, which makes it easy to identify as a reduced fare SmarTrip card. Reduced fare is automatically deducted from the card. To get the senior SmarTrip card, senior citizens must show proof of age such as a valid driver license, government-issued photo ID or passport with date of birth.
Senior SmarTrip cards will be available for purchase at all Metro sales outlets, regional commuter stores and public libraries in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Once customers purchase a senior SmarTrip card for $5, they can add value to the card at any Metrorail station and on any Metrobus.