Metro to Try Express Lanes?

If you’ve ever driven through an EZ-Pass tollgate, you know the exultation of not having to roll down the window, fumble for change or open your wallet to pay your toll. Now, that may be coming to Metro. I cannot stress to you how much this could rock. I hate standing behind some person who can’t figure out which way the farecard goes in, or worse, they have a shredded, folded, dog-eared card that just won’t go in, no matter which of the four ways they try it. This could, conceivably, set up an EZ-Pass-like situtation for Metro stations all over DC, but currently, they’re really only look at three different trial points, none of them anywhere near downtown, which is a crying shame.

2 Comments so far

  1. Stop_smell_the_Potomac (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 11:39 am

    Doesn’t Metro already have something like that called “SmarTrip”?

  2. Don (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 11:44 am

    Yeah but Tom is speaking of SmarTrip ONLY gates, where those of us who made the wise choice won’t have to stand around behind people using crappy paper cards.

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