Free Metro rides for DC residents, proposes councilmember

D.C. councilmember is proposing legislation that would give free Metro rides to District residents.

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Councilman Charles Allen is holding a Monday press conference to discuss the proposal. His office tells FOX 5 the idea would allow D.C. residents to receive $100 each month on a SmarTrip card.

The proposal would also create a fund to put millions of dollars into improving bus service in lower-income communities in the District.