No Charge To Ride New Metro Subway System During Initial Testing Phase
Wednesday, June 06 2012 @ 11:53 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: Right now people using the new Metro Bus public transportation system have a rechargeable electronic swipe card they have to use in order to pay bus fare. The plan is to integrate the payment systems for both the Metro Bus and the Metro Subway systems, so riders can use just one card. Like, take a local bus to the subway system, ride to a subway station, get off and take another bus, etc. This way they can give discounts for transfers and riders will be charged for distance, for example. They are still working out the details. Integrating the two payment systems was not part of the original plans for either the Metro Bus or the Metro Subway, but it's a good idea and it makes sense, so now they are figuring it out. Good for them.