Now Available: New Metro Stored-Value Cards

Metro stored-value cards are now for sale at Metro’s sales office, 120 E. Fourth Street, Mercantile Building arcade downtown, weekdays 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (open 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 and 2).

CINCINNATI – You no longer need to have exact change for your bus fare if you purchase a new Metro stored-value card. The new cards, available in prepaid amounts of $10, $20 and $30, provide greater flexibility and convenience for bus riders.

Stored-value cards can be used like cash to pay all zone fares, buy transfers, pay discounted fares such as Fare Deal, children’s fares or UC or Cincinnati State fares, and even fares for multiple riders. Riders should tell the driver what they are paying for and insert the cards into the slot on top of the farebox. Metro’s farebox will deduct fare from the stored-value card on each ride until all funds have been used.

Metro stored-value cards are now for sale at Metro’s sales office, 120 E. Fourth Street, Mercantile Building arcade downtown, weekdays 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (open 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 and 2).

Metro will no longer sell 10-ride Zone 1 tickets, but Metro buses will continue to accept them through Dec. 31, 2013. Exact change and passes will continue to be accepted as fare on all buses.

For more information, visit www.go-metro.com and the stored-value card FAQs.

Metro is a tax-supported public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year in Greater Cincinnati.

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