On October 4, 2022, D.C. Policy Center analysis on Metro’s Kids Ride Free program was cited by Greater Greater Washington:
Take the Kids Ride Free program, for which every District student from age 5–21 is eligible. Distribution of SmarTrip cards for Kids Ride Free is poor, estimated at 38% last year by DC Policy Center, compelling many riders who are eligible for these cards to simply bypass the farebox.
Read more: Apples to hand grenades: Why transit fare evasion is an untimely distraction | GGWash
Read more: Chart of the week: Students’ use of public transit remains at a fraction of pre-pandemic levels | D.C. Policy Center