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Metro Update: Fare Modernization and old SmarTrip® Cards
Metro Update: Fare Modernization and old SmarTrip® Cards

Metro is investing in new, faster and more reliable fare payment systems, including new faregates on rail and new fareboxes on Metrobus. As part of this transition, beginning March 1, 2022, SmarTrip® cards purchased before 2012 will no longer work and must be replaced.

On April 27, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security has announced that the REAL ID full enforcement date will be extended by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023. This extension is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the REAL ID Extension.

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