Policies & Procedures
"Kids Ride Free" School Transit Subsidy Program

For the most up-to-date information about the Kids Ride Free program, go to https://ddot.dc.gov/page/school-transit-subsidy-program.

For the Kids Ride Free "Frequently Asked Questions," go to https://ddot.dc.gov/page/kids-ride-free-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.

• 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 Wilson.

Metrobus: The following Metrobus lines serve Wilson: 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, B11, D31, D32, D33, D34, H3, H4, N4, M4.