WASHINGTON (WJZ) — A heads up if you take the Metro, you may need to get a new SmarTrip card.
That’s because its getting a new payment system that won’t link up with some of the old cards.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Rain Showers Continue But Expect A Sunny Weekend
Metro said the best way to tell if you need to replace your card is to check the serial number on the back. All newer SmarTrip cards begin with the serial number “0167.”READ MORE: Traffic Advisory For US 50 East Before Bay Bridge
If yours doesn’t, it will need to be replaced. Here’s how you can get that done.
Metro said it could impact as many as 400,000 people. The rollout of the new technology is scheduled to begin sometime in June and will continue over the year.MORE NEWS: Video Shows Squeegee Worker Assaulting A Driver At Busy Baltimore Intersection