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School Transit Subsidy Program

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The School Transit Subsidy Program offers free or reduced fares for District students who use Metrobus, the DC Circulator, or Metrorail to travel to and from school and school-related activities.  This program serves students attending DC public, public charter, private and parochial schools, as well as students participating in educational programs in the District.

Most students will need a DC One Card to enroll in the program online.  To obtain a new DC One Card or enroll in the School Transit Subsidy Program please see the DC One Card website.

For additional information about the School Transit Subsidy Program, please find more details below or call (202) 673-1740.
 

Program highlights

Student Passes

Eligibility

Benefit

Kids Ride Free on Rail Students, between the ages of 5 to 21, who live in the District and attend a:
  • DC public school or
  • DC public charter school

Free Metrorail pass; the electronic pass  is loaded onto students’ DC One Cards. To register your DC One Card and enroll in the program go to the DC One Card website.

Rail Program Flyer
Frequently Asked Questions
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Negative Balance FAQ (Non-English) 

Kids Ride Free on Bus Students, between the ages of 5 to 21, who live in the District and attend a:
  • DC public school
  • DC public charter school or
  • DC private or parochial school

Free Metrobus pass; the electronic pass is loaded onto students’ DC One Cards. To register your DC One Card and enroll in the program go to the DC One Card website.

Bus Program Flyer.

Discounted student transit passes         Students, between the ages of 5 to 21, who live in the District and attend a:
  • DC public school
  • DC public charter school or
  • DC private or parochial school

Discounted transit passes; the passes can be purchased at a Metro Sales office (you must have your eligibility letter with you) or electronically loaded onto students’ DC One Cards at wmata.com.

Discounted transit passes include the following:

  • 30-day pass for $30
  • 10-trip bus pass for $7.50
  • 10-trip rail for $9.50

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