NEW Student SmarTrip Card

August 26, 2013

Arlington Transit is introducing a new SmarTrip card that will make it easier for middle and high school students to get around. The Student iRide SmarTrip card lets teens ride ART buses for a discounted fare of 85 cents. The card also works on Metrobus, Metrorail and other regional bus systems that accept SmarTrip. The student discount only applies to ART.

Why Get One?

It Saves Money. ART bus rides only cost 85¢ with the card

It's Easy. It's just like a regular SmarTrip card that works on Metrobus, Metrorail, ART and other buses.

It's Convenient. You don't have to worry about carrying cash or buying a paper Metrorail pass.

The card can be purchased for $2.00 at the Commuter Stores located in Ballston, Rosslyn, Shirlington, Crystal City and the Mobile Commuter Store which travels throughout Arlington. Only middle and high school students who attend school in Arlington can use the card. The student must be present at the time of purchase and show their student ID (or other form of ID). The card will expire on the student's 19th birthday.

The artwork on the card was designed by Arlington student Daniel Grumbles who will be starting 9th grade at Washington-Lee High School this year.

Learn more about the Student iRide SmarTrip card on the iRide website. (Updated 3/2015)


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