Bus & Metro Passes

DC School Transit Subsidy Program

2018-2019 School Year Improvements

Students who use Metrorail, Metrobus, and DC Circulator to get to school and school-related activities need to obtain a new Kids Ride Free SmarTrip card. Beginning October 1, 2018, students will no longer be able to use their DC One Cards to access public transportation for free. The new Kids Ride Free SmarTrip card will be separate from students’ DC One Card and will provide students with free transportation to school and school-related activities. The new SmarTrip card will provide students immediate access to travel on Metrobus, Metrorail, and DC Circulator. Students will tap their new Kids Ride Free SmarTrip cards on all bus and rail trips.

Students should stop by the HTS front office and fill out a SmarTrip form that the office must send to Metro, who will then mail your child’s SmarTrip card to school. We will ask students to stop by the office to collect them when they arrive.