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Smartphone Metro Fare Gate Installed in Navy Yard

by HillNow.com November 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0

Card-less Metro fare gates (Photo by George Altshuler)

A new kind of Metro fare gate will soon be in use at the Navy Yard Metro station.

Participants in a pilot program will use the two fare gates to enter and exit the system by waving their smartphones or credit cards in front of a sensor.

This afternoon at the Gallery Place-Chinatown station, Metro demonstrated the use of the gates being tested citywide.

Card-less fare gates will be in service in 10 Metro stations and on six bus routes by January, for use by selected testers. If successful, the technology will be installed for use by all riders in 2017, a WMATA spokeswoman said.

Riders can apply to participate in the pilot program via the WMATA website.

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