Regular Metro riders: if the first of the month typically means a long wait in line at Union Station or other pass outlets to get your monthly pass – stop! Recent changes mean you have other options.
Monthly passes are no longer tied the calendar month, they’re good for 30-days from your first TAP – so start your month on the 2nd (or any other day) and avoid the rush.
Better yet, if you’re near a Metro Rail station or Orange Line station you can purchase a 30-day pass from ticket vending machines. Just select “Add value or pass to TAP” and choose the 30-day pass option and you’re on your way. Here’s a web page with step-by-step instructions.
If you don’t have a TAP card yet you can buy them directly from ticket vending machines or any of the other outlets listed here.