Metro Unveils First Ticket Vending Machine
Metro’s quest to make riding more convenient continues with the addition of its first ticket vending machine, installed downtown at the Government Square information booth near the corner of 5th and Walnut Streets.Metro passes and stored-value cards will be available 24/7 CINCINNATI – Metro’s quest to make riding more convenient continues with the addition of its first ticket vending machine, installed downtown at the Government Square information booth near the corner of 5th and Walnut Streets. Now open to the public, the machine provides 24/7 access to Metro passes and stored-value cards. The SPX Corporation’s GFI Genfare machine provides easy-to-use convenience for Metro riders. It offers all Metro 30-day rolling passes including Metro/TANK passes, and $10, $20 and $30 stored-value cards. The machine accepts cash (exact amounts only) or credit cards. It does not accept coins, but will be able to accept dollar coins starting this summer. Up to four passes can be purchased per transaction. The machine is under 24-hour video surveillance for enhanced security. It is also specially designed to offer Spanish language translation, and braille and audio-translations for our visually and hearing impaired customers. More ticket vending machines will soon be available in the Clifton area near the University of Cincinnati in the new Uptown Transit District and at other high-traffic transit transit hubs. Metro is working on additional fare options for customers that will be available in Metro pass sales outlets and ticket vending machines. Metro passes will continue to be sold at a dozen Cincinnati locations and online at www.go-metro.com. For a diagram showing how to use the ticket vending machine, click here. Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year in Greater Cincinnati. # # #
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