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“Metro is reminding customers that, beginning Monday, January 8, SmarTrip® cards will not allow “negative balances” on Metrorail and Metrobus. Customers are reminded to resolve any negative balances on their cards, and ensure that they have adequate funds to pay for their travel.
Customers are encouraged to sign up for Auto Reload through their SmarTrip account to ensure that they always have funds on their SmarTrip card. Auto Reload automatically adds value whenever a card’s balance drops below $10.”