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Safeguards allow for return of front-door boarding on August 1 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 24, 2020 7:45:00 AM
Customers encouraged to purchase fares using Go-To Cards, Metro Transit App Metro Transit customers will resume boarding buses through the front door on Saturday, Aug. 1. Onboard fare collection will also resume on August 1. In response [...]
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Transition to new farebox technology continues 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:04:00 AM
Revenue Mechanical Technician Bee Her, above, is among those installing new fareboxes. More of Metro Transit's buses are being outfitted with new and improved fareboxes. To date, the new fareboxes have been installed on nearly 100 buses, [...]
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Metropass program reaches the 20-year mark 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:16:00 AM
Providing discounted, unlimited ride transit passes through area employers was a novel idea when the Metropass program began in 1998. But twenty years after its inception, the program is attracting an increasing number of companies eager to [...]
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New fareboxes expected to speed up boardings 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, August 20, 2018 2:40:00 PM
Metro Transit is testing new fareboxes that should help speed up boardings, marking the first advancement in farebox technology in 25 years. “It’s time. We’ve been using the same fareboxes since 1993,” said Dennis Dworshak, Manager, Revenue and [...]
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Why are Metro Transit's fares going up?  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:00:00 PM
Metro Transit’s first fare change in nearly a decade takes effect on Sunday, Oct. 1, and that’s raised several questions among customers. Here are answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions and comments that we’ve received. Why are [...]
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