New Single-Trip Fare, Service Enhancements for SafeTrack
When the Metrorail system closed for emergency inspections and repair on March 16, many of you took advantage of free 24-hour memberships at Capital Bikeshare stations and gave biking to work a shot. Following Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s announcement of the SafeTrack program, we’re pleased to announce a number of efforts to make Capital Bikeshare a go-to option for those affected by safety surges and service changes during Metrorail’s year-long maintenance campaign.
Beginning on Saturday, June 4, Capital Bikeshare will offer a Single-Trip fare that will allow travelers to take a single Capital Bikeshare ride for as low as $2 for trips under 30 minutes. Single-Trip fares will be available at stations with a credit or debit card. Rides under 30 minutes will cost $2 and normal 24-hour pass usage fees apply for each subsequent 30 minutes of ride time. This pass will be offered for a limited time during the SafeTrack repair program. Tell your friends who have been considering a bike commute about the Single-Trip fare as it is designed especially for them.
Our installation team will be installing new stations and expanding key stations on an accelerated timetable to provide additional bikes and docks in affected areas. We have also added 250 bikes to our fleet to increase availability across the system.
DDOT has added new morning Corral Service beginning Monday June 6, at 17th St & K St NW in Farragut Square. Corral Service provides members riding to the area with guaranteed Bikeshare parking at staffed stations. Corral Service at Farragut Square will join our existing offerings at 21st St & I St NW and 13th St & New York Ave NW for mornings from 8am to 12pm.
Additionally, we are partnering with our friends at BikeArlington to address some of the issues that are expected to arise around the first safety surge. On June 6 and 7, we will offer Corral Service at the Ballston Metro / N Stuart St & 9th St N and East Falls Church Metro / 19th St & N Sycamore St stations, providing a “bike bridge” on the W&OD and Custis Trails between the two Metros. Corral service will continue as demand warrants.
BikeArlington will be offering several “bike trains” during peak hours to help new riders find their way from station to station on the trail. There will be additional signage helping riders navigate around the single-tracking segment. Get more info about BikeArlington’s SafeTrack efforts here.
We’ll have more service updates, special programs, station installations and expansions as SafeTrack continues. Stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook feeds for the latest information.