“Kids Ride Free” School Transit Subsidy Program

For the most up to date information, see the Kids Ride Free program here, or check out Frequently Asked Questions, or call the DC Department of Transportation’s School Transit Subsidy Office at (202) 673-1740.

Kids Rid Free (KRF) SmarTrip Card

This program allows eligible students to ride Metrobus, Metrorail, and DC Circulator for school-related travel for free seven days a week. The KRF SmarTrip card is pre-loaded with the Kids Ride Free pass and will be ready to use. This program is for DC students 5 to 21 years old who are District residents and who attend a District public, public charter, or private school.

  • The only requirement for a KRF card is the student ID number of the child requesting the card. Please contact Ms. Clemmons (dionne.clemmons@k12.dc.gov) and/or Ms. Garcia (lizbeth.garcia@k12.dc.gov)  for more information.
  • Students who lose their card will be responsible for paying their fare until they receive a replacement KRF SmarTrip card.
  • Please allow 7 to 10 business days for new cards to be distributed.

Metrorail and Metro Bus

  • Metrorail: The Red Line Metrorail at the Tenleytown/American University Station serves Jackson-Reed.
  • Metrobus: The following Metrobus lines serve Jackson-Reed: 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, B11, D31, D32, D33, D34, H3, H4, N4, M4.