: Metro CEO Terry Garcia Crews and SORTA Board Chair Jason Dunn unveiled the first transit ticket vending machine in Cincinnati on March 27.
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Cincinnati Metro’s quest to make riding more convenient continues with the addition of its first ticket vending machine, installed downtown at Metro’s largest transit hub, Government Square. Now open to the public, the machine provides 24/7 access to Metro passes and stored-value cards.
The machine accepts cash or credit cards. It does not accept coins, but will be able to accept dollar coins starting this summer. Up to four passes can be purchased per transaction. The machine is under 24-hour video surveillance for enhanced security. It is also specially designed to offer Spanish language translation, and braille and audio-translations for our visually and hearing impaired customers.
More ticket vending machines will soon be available in the Clifton area near the University of Cincinnati in the new Uptown Transit District and at other high-traffic transit hubs.
Metro is working on additional fare options for customers that will be available in Metro pass sales outlets and ticket vending machines.