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SmarTrip® Tutorial

Part 1: Get a SmarTrip® Card

You first need to get a SmarTrip® card. You can get a SmarTrip® card several ways. The card can be purchased directly from the WageWorks website at a cost of $2.00.  You may also secure a card at an authorized outlet.  To see a list of outlets, please go here http://www.wmata.com/fares/purchase/where.cfm

  • Option 1: You can log into your account at WageWorks. Select “Enroll in Commuter” under the Dashboard menu and then select “Commuter Transit." Finally select “SmarTrip®” as the service provider. You may order a SmarTrip® card by selecting “New SmarTrip® Card” and completing the order.
  • Option 2: Go to http://www.wmata.com/fares/purchase/where.cfm to find an authorized outlet to purchase a SmarTrip® card. 
  • Option 3: Go to https://smartrip.wmata.com/storefront to order a card online.

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Registration Information

Please note it’s important that you create an account to register your card with SmarTrip®. To register your SmarTrip® card, please visit https://smartrip.wmata.com/Account/Create. If you secured your card online from WMATA, your card is already registered.

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Part 2: Fund Your SmarTrip® Card

Step 1: Log onto your account on www.wageworks.com

Step 2: Click on the "Commuter" link. Next, select "Enroll in Commuter" and then "Commuter Transit." Finally select "SmarTrip®" as the service provider.

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Step 3: Select the SmarTrip® product you need. Please be sure to accurately enter your SmarTrip® card serial number. It’s the 9, 16, or 20 digit number on the back of the card.

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Step 4: Complete your order.

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Timing - Your WageWorks order will be loaded to your card by the 1st of the benefit month.

Your SmarTrip® card balance will not reflect your WageWorks order until you use your card by tagging it to a card reader. You can view your card balance online at http://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/.