SmarTrip

September 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Metro SmarTrip Now Available on iPhone, Apple Watch…Finally

In a year of disappointment, we have some hopeful news for 2020: you can finally use your iPhone and Apple Watch as your SmarTrip card when riding the Metro. WMATA officially launched a SmarTrip app on Apple devices, allowing riders a “touch-free” experience when paying for rides with Metro and regional transits providers. A news […]

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September 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 4, which means Beyoncé is celebrating her 38th birthday. Make sure to celebrate in Montgomery County by drinking lemonade, listening to  “Single Ladies,” or taking kids to see “The Lion King.” Here are five other important things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council Meets Today: The Montgomery County Council is in […]

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December 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Nov. 24-30

Our Top 10 stories spanned the gamut last week. School news, a bad wreck, restaurant news, a new grocery store and some public safety headlines thrown in for good measure. Plus there’s a news-you-can-use item on smoke detectors.

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August 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Ride On’s New ExtRa Service Will Provide an Express Bus Along Route 355 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Updated 8.14.17 Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Montgomery County Council President, Roger Berliner, and other county leaders on Monday to announce a new bus service aimed to alleviate the amount of cars on one of the county’s “busiest corridors”, according to Leggett. Beginning on Oct. 2, Ride On’s ExtRa Buses will provide a limited stop […]

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March 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Metro to Open Two Hours Early on April 3 for Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced that Metro is scheduled to open two hours early, at 5 a.m., on April 3 for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten 10-Mile Run. According to a Metro news release, Cherry Blossom Run participants should head to one of the following stations: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange lines) – 0.25 miles […]

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December 18, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Metro Partners with MillerCoors to Offer Free Rides on New Year’s Eve (PHOTO)

In an effort to help prevent drunk driving, Metro announced its partnership with MillerCoors and will provide free rides on all Metrorail and Metrobus routes beginning on Friday Jan. 1 at midnight until 3 a.m. “I am pleased to announce this exciting new partnership with Miller Lite to support safe transportation for our customers on […]

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November 13, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Metro Announces Free Access to Bike & Ride Facilities (PHOTO)

College Park Metro Bike & Ride customers will no longer need to buy separate cards to access Bike & Ride facilities. Bike & Ride customers can now use covered bicycle parking for free with a registered SmarTrip card at the College Park-U of MD station. According to a news release, the Bike & Ride facility […]

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