Beginning March 1, Metro’s new fareboxes will accept new 30-day rolling passes, which will replace current calendar-month-only passes.
The new 30-day rolling passes provide greater flexibility by allowing the customer to choose when to start the 30-day pass period by simply inserting the pass into the farebox on the bus. For example, if the customer activates a 30-day rolling pass on March 5, it will be good until April 3.
The new 30-day rolling passes are available for the same zones and at the same prices as the current monthly passes.
Late last year, Metro installed new fareboxes on all of its buses, thanks to federal funding for the project. The new fareboxes replaced 17-year-old technology.
Metro’s new fareboxes will enable new payment options, beginning this summer:
- go*SMART “tap & go” smartcards that can be re-loaded or re-used
- Pre-paid $10, $20 or $50 stored value cards
Metro is also considering other pass options to meet customers’ needs.
Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year in Greater Cincinnati.