Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC
It looks like WMATA is finally rolling out the option to add value to your SmarTrip card online! I recieved an email this morning telling me “You have been randomly selected to participate in a pilot of several new system functions. These functions will enable you to use your credit card to purchase stored value and passes for your SmarTrip® card or your Charm card. You will also be able to save your credit card information to use for future purchases, and to print detailed receipts.”
I tested it out online and it’s pretty nifty. There is a new section on the account page called Online Purchases. Like any other item you would buy you have a shopping cart and go through a checkout process. I enclosed a few screenshots for you to check out!
Overall I like that they are launching it, but think that the navigation is a little confusing – there seem to be more steps(clicks) than I think are needed.”
Anyone else try it out yet?