Metro News Release

For immediate release: April 16, 2012

Metro introduces unlimited 7-day rail pass on SmarTrip®

Metro today introduced the ability for Metrorail customers to use their SmarTrip® card as a 7-day unlimited rail pass.

The $47 "Fast Pass" gives customers the ability to take unlimited rail trips for seven consecutive days from first use. Previously, the pass was available only as a paper fare card.

Starting today, customers are able to load the Fast Pass onto a SmarTrip® card, either at a Metrorail station "Passes/Farecards" vending machine or online at

The introduction of an unlimited pass on is the latest in a series of enhancements Metro has made to SmarTrip.® In September, Metro launched "Online Reload," giving customers the ability to add value to their SmarTrip® account from their computer, and earlier this year, Metro introduced the ability to report lost or stolen cards, transfer balances to a replacement card and reset passwords online.


News release issued at 12:51 pm, April 16, 2012.