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Kids Ride Free" School Transit Subsidy Program

For the most up-to-date information about the Kids Ride Free program, go to
For the Kids Ride Free "Frequently Asked Questions," go to
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.
• Students who lose their card will be responsible for paying their fare until they receive a replacement KRF SmarTrip card.  
• Please allow 2 to 5 business days for new cards to be distributed. 
Ballou STAY student can see Mr. Curley in room 1023 to have a KRF Card assigned to Them. 
Please Contact [email protected] for more information.