‘Kids Ride Free’ Program


Beginning October 1, 2018, students will no longer be able to use their DC One Cards to access free public transportation to and from school. They must obtain a Kids Ride Free SmarTrip Card. To receive your child’s SmarTrip card early, we strongly encourage you attend one of the pick-up events listed below. We will not be able to distribute the SmarTrip cards at school until after Labor Day. Learn more about the changes to the Kids Ride Free program here. Until the end of September, students will be able to continue using their DC One Card for Metro Bus, Metro Rail, & Circulator travel to and from school. 

Early Kids Ride Free SmarTrip Pick-Up Locations:

  • Ward 7 – District Department of Employment Services
    4058 Minnesota Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019
    August 19 – 1pm – 6pm
  • Ward 8 – Ballou High School
    3401 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20032
    August 12 – 1pm – 6pm
  • Ward 4 – Brightwood Education Campus
    1300 Nicholson Street, NW 20011
    August 4 – 9am – 2pm
  • Ward 5 – Dunbar High School
    101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001
    August 5 – 1pm – 6pm
  • Ward 1 – Columbia Heights Ed Campus
    3101 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
    August 11 – 9am – 2pm
  • Ward 2 -Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
    August 18 – 9am – 4pm

Posted on July 30, 2018 in Community


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