Metro Introduces Automated SmarTrip Reloading
Metro: every so often, getting things right. The Examiner reports that Metro is rolling out a new auto-reloading feature for SmarTrip cards.
Passengers can designate a credit or debit that is automatically charged when the SmarTrip drops below a minimum.
The only problem here is that minimum, which Metro has set at $20. That's a decent amount to have tied up in a SmarTrip. Plus, since the Metro machines' default SmarTrip increase is already set at $20, it seems more like a maximum than a minimum.
Still, this is good news, especially since Richard Sarles is even less willing to put Metro trips on the tab.
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