Metro May Not Cut Price of SmarTrip Cards

October 15, 2010  |  

(Washington Post) — A Metro board panel backed away Thursday from a flawed plan to cut the price of SmarTrip cards amid concerns that it would allow customers to manipulate the system and that possible fixes would be overly complicated.  Several members of the finance committee of Metro’s board of directors suggested that leaving the price of the electronic fare card unchanged at $5 might be the best option. “The status quo is looking more and more appealing to me,” said Jim Graham, who is also a member of the D.C. Council. “The decision [to cut the price] was made on an erroneous basis, a factual error.”

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