New Rules on Metro Farecard Trades
Commuters today saw signs in many stations announcing Metro's new rules for trading in Farecards. The rules are designed to combat the fraud sceme uncovered last week.
Anybody having trouble with the new system?
Several blog readers were asking whether they could still put the value of their paper Metrocheks onto their SmarTrip cards at Metro's vending machines. Yes, any value card can be added to a SmarTrip card.
The problem some will encounter is that they can no longer trade in an old paper card with a value of more than $7 for a new paper card.
Some stations have signs on every vending machine stating the new policy. But at Farragut North this morning I didn't see any signs posted at the L Street plaza.
See Lena Sun's story in The Post, which explains the Farecard fraud and the reasons for changing the trade-in policy.
[Join me at 1 p.m. for an online discussion of all our local transportation issues, whether you drive, take transit, walk or bike. If you'd like to submit a discussion question or comment early, use this link. Of course, we're always open for business here on the blog, too.]
Posted by: nashpaul | July 21, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: gdmetro | July 22, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Bob | July 23, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Bob's mom | July 23, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.