Metro launches pilot program for student riders

      Metro, Giant Food and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are launching a pilot program to make it easier for District students to purchase passes that get them to and from school.

      According to a{}release from WMATA, the program is designed to give students more options for purchasing 10-trip bus passes in areas closer to home or school. The pilot program will run from March 4 through July 1.

      The participating Giant stores are:

      * Giant Food - 1050 Brentwood Road NE* Giant Food - 1345 Park Road NW* Giant Food - 4303 Connecticut Avenue NW* Giant Food - 1535 Alabama Avenue SE

      Students must have at least one remaining bus trip on their D.C. One Card to purchase a new bus pass.

      Students with a D.C. One Card receive reduced fares on Metrorail, bus and Circulator service when traveling to and from school.