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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) School Transit Subsidy Program and WMATA are reminding D.C. students to register their DC One Card and activate their Kids Ride Free on Bus electronic pass according to the schedule made by DDOT.

• Students who attend schools beginning with the letters A-K should register their DC One Cards now, wait three business days, and then tap their DC One Card on the Smartrip target on the bus.

• Students who attend schools beginning with the letters L-O should register their DC One Cards now, wait three business days, and TAP their DC One Card on the Smartrip target on the bus on April 24.

• Students who attend schools beginning with the letters P-Z, should also register their DC One Cards now but wait until April 28 to TAP their DC One Card on the bus.

DDOT said if any student misses the deadline, they should get their DC One Card in the system at the earliest opportunity, wait three business days, and then tap their card on the bus.

Starting April 30, all students in the District will be required to tap their DC One Card on the farebox target to board the bus for free during the weekdays only, between 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If students plan on traveling outside of the mentioned hours, they need to put money on their card, or buy a 10-trip bus pass, student tokens or a monthly pass from the Metro Sales Office with their DC One Card eligibility letter.

For more information, please contact the School Transit Subsidy Office at 202-673-1740 or http://ddot.dc.gov/node/537462

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