Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® Cards

Senior SmarTrip card
  • The Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card is for Montgomery County residents ages 5 to 18 (older if still in high school).
  • Use this card to participate in the Kids Ride Free program.
  • Stored value can be added to the card for usage on
    • Metrobuses
    • Metrorail
    • Other transit agencies that accept SmarTrip® cards
  • A grace period to the October 1, 2019 date that all student riders must use the Youth Cruiser card for free rides is in effect.
    • School IDs can still be used.
    • There will be an announcement 30 days prior to having the Youth Cruiser card being mandatory.
    • We encourage all students to use their Youth Cruiser cards and obtain one.
  • Cards are no longer valid after graduation from high school.

How to get Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® cards

  • There is currently no cost to get a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip card. New cards have no stored value.
  • Elementary school students must have a parent/guardian complete and sign the application form.

If your home school is one of these participating schools, get your Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card there.

  • Complete the application: English application | Spanish application
    • Application forms are also available in your school’s administrative office.
  • Bring your completed application to the designated administrative office on campus. Get your card on the spot!
    • You do not need to bring any identification documents.
 

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