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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
  • All student riders use the Youth Cruiser card for free rides and tap the farebox to be counted.
    • School IDs can still be used temporarily.
    • There will be an announcement 30 days prior to having the Youth Cruiser card being mandatory.
    • We encourage all students to obtain and use their Youth Cruiser cards.
  • Cards are no longer valid after graduation from high school.

How to get Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® cards

  • There is currently no cost to get your first Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card. Replacement cards cost $2.
  • New cards have no stored value.
  • Elementary school students must have a parent/guardian complete and sign the application form.

Lost or Stolen Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® Cards

If your Youth Cruiser card is lost or stolen