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Bus Fares From the GM Light Rail

Fare toolbox grows with introduction of new mobile app 

| Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:52:00 AM
From General Manager Brian Lamb When people leave their homes, there are a few essential items they’re likely carrying with them, including identification, credit or bank cards and a mobile phone. Less likely [...]
Fares In the News

Wilken recognized with Distinguished Career Award 

| Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:11:00 PM
Revenue Operations Supervisor Bill Wilken has seen quite a few changes since he began his career cleaning buses more than 40 years ago. Many of them were of his own making, too. After transferring to Sales Operations in the early 1980s, Wilken [...]
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Balancing the books between the farebox and the bank 

| Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:19:00 AM
A growing numbers of customers are using Go-To Cards and other passes to pay their fares without reaching for their wallets. But for many of Metro Transit’s customers, cash is still king. Collecting, counting and quickly depositing all the bills [...]
Fares Good Question

Good Question: Why no sales tax on fares? 

| Tuesday, January 7, 2014 9:26:00 AM
This 'Good Question' comes from Candace Seidl, who e-mailed to ask why sales tax do not apply to fares. Similar to cab fares or parking fees, sales taxes are not charged on transit fares. Generally speaking, such services are not taxed in [...]
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Ready, Set, Go-To 

| Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:04:00 AM
Go-To Cards are the easiest way to pay a fare when boarding a Metro Transit bus or train – as customers are increasingly noticing. Go-To and Go-To lite cards were used to pay for a record 57 percent of fares in November, and have accounted [...]
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