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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
12:00  – 1:30 p.m.

The Arc of Northern Virginia
2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043


Representatives from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (METRO) will be on site to take photos and process applications for both the Reduced Fare Program and/or the MetroAccess Door to Door Paratransit program.  These are two separate programs, with application forms.  Please take the time to understand which program you want to access, and understand the application process.  THIS CAN BE COMPLICATED if you do not take the time to read and understand.  We want to make this as easy for you as possible on the date of the event. But that can only happen if you come properly prepared.


IF YOU ARE RENEWING EXISTING METRO STATUS: You do not need to travel to this event. Instead, email Diane Monnig at for the proper renewal form.


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Download the Reduced Fare Program application form


Download the MetroAccess program application form


IMPORTANT: Application forms and MUST be signed by a health care professional
AND MUST be completed and emailed prior to coming to The Arc office.


TO SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS, or for more information,
email Diane Monnig at or phone 703-208-1119 ext. 118.


About the Programs:

Reduced Fare Program (Reduced Fare SmarTrip® Photo ID Card): Metrobus and Metrorail customers with disabilities may be eligible to ride at a discounted rate. Those customers who qualify will be issued a Reduced Fare SmarTrip® photo ID card. People with disabilities who have a Reduced Fare SmarTrip® Photo ID card may ride for half the peak fare on Metrorail, and for $1.00 on regular Metrobus routes. Riders also qualigy for discounted fare on other participating bus service providers.  Review Reduced Fare Program eligibility guidelines



MetroAccess is the region’s complementary paratransit service offered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Unlike non-emergency medical transportation, MetroAccess is a shared ride public transportation service for people who are unable to use the accessible fixed-route Metrobus and Metrorail public transit due to disability. MetroAccess can be used for any trip purpose within 3/4 of a mile of areas serviced by Metrobus and Metrorail, during the same hours of operation as regular Metrobus and Metrorail service. “Shared ride” means that multiple passengers may ride together in the same vehicle.  Review MetroAccess eligibility guidelines










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