March 01, 2013
DDOT and Metro Roll Out Pilot Program With Giant Stores
Pilot Allows District Students to Purchase 10-trip Bus Passes at Giant Stores Located in The District of Columbia
The pilot program is designed to give students additional options for purchasing a 10-trip bus pass in areas closer to their neighborhood or school.
WASHINGTON, DC – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT), in collaboration with Metro and Giant Stores, will give District students the ability to purchase or renew their 10-trip Metrobus pass at any Giant Food store in Washington, DC under a new pilot program announced today.
The pilot program is designed to give students additional options for purchasing a 10-trip bus pass in areas closer to their neighborhood or school. The pilot will run from March 4 through July 1, 2013.
The Giant Stores participating in the pilot are:
- Giant Food - 1050 Brentwood Road NE
- Giant Food - 1345 Park Road NW
- Giant Food - 4303 Connecticut Avenue NW
- Giant Food - 1535 Alabama Avenue SE
Students must present their DC One Card and have at least one remaining bus trip on an existing pass in order to purchase a new 10-trip bus pass. Students without an active pass on their DC One Card will not be able to purchase a new pass at the Giant store.
DDOT, WMATA and Giant Food will evaluate the program before making a decision on whether to continue or suspend the program following the pilot period.
For more information about the pilot, please visit ddot.dc.gov/SchoolTransitSubsidy or contact DDOT’s Transit Subsidy Program at (202) 673-1740.