aliasdancer wrote:I have a question regarding transportation. I'm trying to create budgets for my different options -- I'm assuming you don't (or most don't) have a car in DC and rather use the metro. What would you say is the average monthly cost of using the metro I tried to look up if there were student passes and there don't seem to be. Do you pay by individual fare? Thanks!
I had a car for my first two years. It is manageable if you want. This year I turned it in for a bicycle, which in conjunction with a Zipcar account, is probably the best option if you live in the District. Zipcar has a special offer for Georgetown students for 25 bucks a year plus the hourly costs.
I really don't use the metro very often. I probably use less than $10 per month on individual fares. First two years, I lived farther away and used probably $80-100 a month. There is no student pass for college or grad students unfortunately, and it is one of the most expensive light rail systems in the country. You can look up the individual fares on wmata.com. They vary by distance traveled, so your cost will depend on where you live in relation to school, internships, nightlife.