Pay for Metro with your smartphone or watch? Testing starts soon.

Metro is planning a pilot program to test new fare technology and fare gates to allow riders to pay for their trip in new ways, including next-generation smartphones, NFC-enabled watches, contactless credit and debit cards, Federal ID cards and more. On Thursday, Metro will announce a pilot program to test the new technology at 10…Read More »

Pay to ride Metro with smartphone, watch soon

From WTOP: WASHINGTON — Metro is rolling out its plan to change the way customers pay to use the system. Starting next year, some riders will begin to travel Metro’s rails and buses without a SmarTrip card. Read more

Washington Metro awards Accenture major contract for new electronic fare payment system to improve customer experience

Metro today announced that the Authority will begin testing a new electronic payment program after awarding Accenture (NYSE: ACN) the contract to replace the existing fare collection systems for Metrorail, Metro-operated parking facilities, Metrobus and MetroAccess services. The $184 million contract was awarded on a best value basis, following a competitive procurement process that included…Read More »