Back in December of 2019, we shared that Metro would soon allow users to load SmartTrip funding onto their iPhones and Apple Watches. This morning, we learned that Apple users are now able to use their devices to pay for their fare on Metrorail, Metrobus, and all regional buses that accept SmartTrip cards. Users have the option to load funds from a pre-existing SmartTrip Card into their Apple Wallet or they can purchase a new digital card.
However, as reported by NBC Washington, this feature only works with newer devices– users must have an iPhone 8 or newer or an Apple Watch Series 3 or newer.
An option for Android users is currently in the works.
Featured image courtesy of Metro.