Where to Buy the New 7-Day Regional Bus Pass

February 22, 2011

On January 29, the paper Weekly Bus Pass was replaced with the new electronic 7-Day Regional Bus Pass that must be loaded onto a SmarTrip card. Like the old pass, the electronic 7-Day Regional Bus Pass is $15 for the regular pass and $7.50 for the Senior and Disabled passes. The pass is good for seven consecutive days and can be used on ART, Metrobus and other regional bus systems.

To purchase a 7-Day Regional Bus Pass, visit a Metro Sales Office, regional transit store, or select retail locations. The Arlington locations and the bus routes you can take to get to them are listed below. Once you've paid for the pass, the store will automatically upload the pass on to your SmarTrip Card and it will be ready to use.

If your employer pays for your transit fare through a benefit program, such as Smart Benefits, they will pay for your pass and you will be able to upload it onto your SmarTrip Card on the bus. Once the pass has been paid for, simply touch your SmarTrip Card to the target on the fare box at the front of the bus and the 7-Day Regional Bus Pass will automatically be loaded onto your card. You can also activate the bus pass at the fare machines inside the Metro stations. Simply follow the prompts on the machine to load the pass on to your SmarTrip card.

Arlington Retail Locations where the 7-Day Regional Bus Pass can be purchased and the bus routes to get to them:

Store Address ART Routes Metrobus Routes
CVS Pharmacy 3133 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22201 62 3
CVS Pharmacy 3141 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 41, 42 38B
CVS Pharmacy 2121 15th Street N., Arlington, VA 22201 41, 77 38B, 4B
CVS Pharmacy 2400 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202 9
CVS Pharmacy Pentagon/ Main concourse/ D ring/ Area 900/ 2fl, Arlington, VA 22202
CVS Pharmacy 256 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203 41 4B, 23, 10B
CVS Pharmacy 5017 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204 41, 75 16G
CVS Pharmacy 1555 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209 41, 77 38B, 4B
CVS Pharmacy 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Rosslyn, VA 22209 61, 45 3, 38B, 4
Giant Food 3450 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 38B
Giant Food 3115 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22201 62 3
Giant Food 2901-11 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22206 87 23, 10B
Pentagon Sales Office Pentagon Transit Center, Upper Level Bus Bay, Arlington, VA 22202 42, 87 Many
Commuter Store at Crystal City 1615-B Crystal Sq. Arcade, Arlington, VA 22202 9, 16H, 23
Commuter Store at Ballston 4238 Wilson Blvd., #1244, Arlington, VA 22203 51, 52, 53, 61, 62 Many
Commuter Store at Rosslyn 1700 N. Moore St. Mall #2, Arlington, VA 22209 61, 45 3, 38B, 4
Shirlington Station Commuter Store 2975 S. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22206 75, 77, 87 22A, 23, 10B, 7


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