The new CharmCard (couldn't think of a better name?) goes on sale September 21st to be used on the Metro Subway, Bus, and Light Rail in Baltimore! Finally after months years of delays, the cards will now be ready after over a year of testing. To put this all in perspective as to how long this process has taken, the new TVMs were put in place at light rail stations and fare gates at the subway in 2006. At that time the unusable touch pads for the smart cards said "MD Transit Pass".
Cards can be purchased at certain transit events at local stations for $5 with $5 pre-loaded on the card in September and October. Cards can also be purchased at retail locations for $2.50 or online after the 21st.
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