Capital Metro, one of the city’s major transit companies, has been issuing tickets for people who cannot pay.
The company said it had issued 1,300 tickets since February, when it introduced a new ticketing process for people without a valid ID.
The new ticket is for a person who cannot produce a valid driver’s license, a valid passport, or a state-issued ID card.
“This is an extremely rare event.
The company is working closely with law enforcement and other agencies to address this issue, and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused,” a spokesperson said.
But it was not immediately clear how many people have been issued tickets.
There are two different ways to get a valid photo ID, one that requires proof of residency and another that requires a valid state-based driver’s licence.
People without a driver’s certificate are not eligible for a ticket.
But if the person is an active member of the armed forces, they can obtain a driver license or state ID card and be issued a ticket, according to Capital Metro.
The issue has been a headache for some people who are not currently members of the military, said Matthew Smith, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia.
“It’s really frustrating for some folks who aren’t members of any particular group to have to go through this process,” he said.
The driver’s issue is not limited to Metro.
Several companies, including Amtrak, have also been issuing refunds to customers without ID.