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DDOT and Metro Roll Out Pilot Program With Giant Stores

Friday, March 1, 2013
Pilot allows District students to purchase 10-trip bus passes at Giant Stores located in the District of Columbia.

Media Contact

Monica Hernandez, (202) 671-2261

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT), in collaboration with Metro and Giant Stores, will give District students the ability to purchase or renew their 10-trip Metrobus pass at any Giant Food store in Washington, DC under a new pilot program announced today.

The pilot program is designed to give students additional options for purchasing a 10-trip bus pass in areas closer to their neighborhood or school. The pilot will run from March 4 through July 1, 2013.

The Giant Stores participating in the pilot are:

  • Giant Food - 1050 Brentwood Road, NE
  • Giant Food - 1345 Park Road, NW
  • Giant Food - 4303 Connecticut Avenue, NW
  • Giant Food - 1535 Alabama Avenue, SE

Students must present their DC One Card and have at least one remaining bus trip on an existing pass in order to purchase a new 10-trip bus pass. Students without an active pass on their DC One Card will not be able to purchase a new pass at the Giant store.

DDOT, WMATA and Giant Food will evaluate the program before making a decision on whether to continue or suspend the program following the pilot period.

For more information about the pilot, please visit DDOT's Transit Subsidy Program's website or call (202) 673-1740.