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David Grosso Councilmember At-Large Chairperson, Committee on Education September 24, 2018 Jeff Marootian, Director District Department of Transportation 55 MStreet SE, Suite goo Washington, DC 20003 COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ‘THE JOHN A. WILSON BUILDING 1350 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20004, Committee Member Health Human Services Judiciary and Public Safety Ahnna Smith, Interim Deputy Mayor Deputy Mayor for Education 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 307 Washington, DC 20004, Rashad Young Office of the City Administrator 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 533, Washington, DC 20004 Director Marootian, Deputy Mayor Smith, and Administrator Young: Earlier this year, the District Department of Transportation ("DDOT”) and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education ("DME") updated the Kids Ride Free (“KRF”) program which requires students to obtain a new KRF SmarTrip card in order to receive free access to Metrorail, Metrobus, and the D.C. Circulator for transportation to school and school-related activities. As a result, beginning October 2, 2028, students will no longer be able to use their DC One cards. However, it has come to my attention that many students have not received the KRF SmarTrip card yet. Recently, | learned that 775 students at DC International School need KRF cards, but have not yet received them, and this problem extends to other schools as well. This is unacceptable. The KRF program was created four years ago to ensure our school system is more equitable for students and families in the District of Columbia. Without free access to public transportation, | am concerned that many students will not be able to go to school Please provide a full update on your progress in ensuring that students have the new KRF card for school year 2018-2029) How many students used DC One cards in school year 2017-2018? 2. As of September 24, 2028, how many KRF SmarTrip cards were ordered for this school year? 3. As of September 24, 2028, how many students received a KRF SmarTrip card this, school year? 4. What accounts for any discrepancy in these numbers? 5. What do the DDOT, DME, and City Administrator plan to do differently to ensure that every student that needs a KRF card receives one before October 1, 2028? 6. Whatis your contingency plan if this does not work? Please provide a response by Monday, October 2%, 2038. For any questions, please contact my Deputy Committee Director, Jess Giles, at 202-724-8061 or jgiles@dccouncil.us. Sincerely, >-RA David Grosso Council of the District of Columbia Chairperson, Committee on Education cc: Councilmember Mary Cheh, Chair of the Committee on Transportation & the Environment