Last Day to Use Metro Bus Tokens is June 30

Metro bus tokens officially become part of history at midnight on Sunday, June 30. Beginning July 1, Metro fareboxes will no longer accept tokens.

 New $10, $20 and $30 stored-value cards coming Aug. 1

 CINCINNATI – Metro bus tokens officially become part of history at midnight on Sunday, June 30. Beginning July 1, Metro fareboxes will no longer accept tokens. Metro sold its last token on Dec. 31, 2012.

Metro is introducing new fare options to replace the token.  Starting Aug. 1, Metro will sell stored-value cards that can be used like cash to pay fares, including Fare Deal, children’s fares, and university student fares. Riders may also use their stored-value cards to buy transfers, and even pay for multiple fares.   The stored-value cards will be available in $10, $20, and $30 denominations.

Cash and Metro 30-day passes will continue to be accepted.

The new stored-value cards will be for sale beginning Aug. 1 at Metro’s sales office, 120 E. Fourth Street, Mercantile Building arcade downtown, weekdays 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. After that date, Metro will no longer sell its current 10-ride Zone 1 tickets. Metro will continue to accept the 10-ride Zone 1 tickets on buses through Dec. 31, 2013.

For more information, call Metro at (513) 621-4455 or visit www.go-metro.com.

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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