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Miss your Metro train, and you may have to wait 25 minutes for the next one.
Metro is taking a first step toward replacing its SmarTrip fare system by seeking a vendor to help develop a new form of electronic fare payment.
Flawed information and system weaknesses may prevent Metro board members from following through on a promised discount for riders.
Some riders have reported problems loading money onto Metro SmarTrip cards.
Metro's SmarTrip card will work on Baltimore's bus and light rail. Riders can use the MTA's CharmCard on both Metro rail and bus.
Riders were supposed to be able to buy a SmarTrip card for $2.50 -- half the price of the going rate of $5.
The Metro board is expected to take up the SmartTrip issue at its Sept. 30 meeting.
Metro says a discount on the price of SmarTrip cards is being delayed.
Metro will charge Metrorail riders an extra 20 cents on weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Problems with SmarTrip cards at the Foggy Bottom Metro station appear to be gone Wednesday morning.