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All aboard | Riders will soon see cheaper monthly passes, $2 Metrorail fares on weeknights

The current cost for a unlimited pass varies between $72 and $216 per month, but with the sale, the pass could cost between $64 to $192.

WASHINGTON — Editor's note: The video above is from a separate story that WUSA9 aired on June 23, 2022. 

Metro riders can save some money this summer with a sale that will make monthly passes more affordable. 

On Friday, Metro announced slashing the prices of their monthly passes for its Metrorail and Metrobus to provide flexibility and alternatives for riders. 

Beginning Monday, June 27, any customers who travel on Metrorail after 9:30 p.m. on weekdays will see a flat fare of $2 per one-way trip. 

“As gas prices remain high and people continue to increase travel and commute to work more often, lowering the price of unlimited passes makes Metrorail and Metrobus an even more attractive option for work and pleasure travel throughout the region,” said Metro Board Chair Paul C. Smedberg. 

The current cost for a unlimited pass varies between $72 and $216 per month, but with the sale, riders could see the passes go down between $64 to $192.

The unlimited pass prices depend on the distance of the travelers and customers taking 32 trips per month down from 36 trips per month. 

Passes can be purchased at fare vending machines, online, and participating retail locations

Smedberg said, “Metro is giving customers even more value with a flat Metrorail fare of $2 per one-way trip after 9:30 p.m. beginning Monday, June 27, providing a welcome savings to service workers and those using Metro to get to and from nightlife attractions across the region.”

Riders should already see $2 Metrorail fares per one-way trip during the weekends. Metro will continue to provide free Metrobus fares for riders who are transferring to or from Metrorail by using their SmarTrip and mobile payment options.

Metro's Fiscal Year 2023 budget approved the unlimited pass price reduction and $2 flat fares on weekends and weeknights. 

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