Metro Introduces Unlimited 7-Day Rail Pass on SmarTrip

4/16/2012, 7:43 p.m.

Metro enables 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. However, as of April 16, customers can load the Fast Pass onto a SmarTrip card, either at a Metrorail station "Passes/Farecards" vending machine or online at smartrip.com.

The introduction of an unlimited pass 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.