courtesy of ‘Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie’
Metro says that having SmarTrip information available online “will save Metro approximately $6,000 per year of staff time and copying costs incurred in responding to requests for paper records.” That’s right, paper records are currently the only way to get access to this data.
The press release does not fill me with confidence that the process will be easy or sane, though. Metro will require a raft of information as well as a “digital signature” before they’ll let you access that data.
Note that’s before them giving YOU your own data. There are no restrictions on them handing out your ridership details to any cop who asks; no warrant or subpoena is necessary. Big Brother, it’s for your own good, you see.