RTS installing new fareboxes on buses

Posted at: 01/17/2013 3:33 PM

There will be new fareboxes on RTS buses. Starting this month, RTS will be installing new fareboxes which gives  customers more ways to pay the $1 fare and the ability to buy all-day unlimited passes on board.

The new fareboxes allow customers to pay with change as well as $1, $5, $10, or $20 bills and receive change in the form of a "Stored Value Pass" to use for future rides.

At a cost of $4.3 million, this is the first major update to RTS' farebox technology in over 20 years. The new fareboxes are expected to be on all 260 RTS buses by mid-February.   The cost is funded by Federal grant funds, NYS Department of Transportation funds, and by RGRTA.