Metro Bus Tokens End Run on June 30, 2013
Metro is reminding passengers to use or exchange any remaining Metro tokens before the end of June.
Tokens may be used or exchanged for 10-ride tickets through June
CINCINNATI – Bus tokens have been used for decades, but in Cincinnati their run has come to an end.
Metro is reminding passengers to use or exchange any remaining Metro tokens before the end of June. Metro fareboxes will no longer accept tokens after June 30. Metro sold its last token on Dec. 31, 2012.
Metro silver tokens may be used for a one-way, $1.75 ride within Zone 1 (City of Cincinnati) through June 30, 2013.
Sets of 10 silver Metro tokens may be exchanged for 10-ride Zone 1 tickets at Metro’s sales office, 120 E. Fourth Street, Mercantile Building arcade downtown, weekdays 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 28. No cash or refunds can be provided. Metro brass tokens (last sold in 2009, valued at $1.50) will not be exchanged and must be used by June 30.
Cash/change, passes and 10-ride tickets will continue to be accepted as fare on all buses. Metro is working on additional fare options that customers will be able to use in addition to 10-ride tickets and 30-day rolling passes.
Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year.
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