Pierce Transit to end use of paper transfer tickets

Staff writerJuly 15, 2014 

Pierce Transit’s board has voted unanimously to eliminate paper transfer tickets in favor of all-day bus passes.

The change, approved Monday, will take effect Nov. 1.

The all-day passes will cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for youths, seniors and disabled persons. A one-way cash fare for adults with a transfer ticket currently is $2.

The transit system is ending the use of paper transfer tickets to increase fare-box revenue and end abuse among passengers. To prevent abuse, the all-day passes will have a magnetic strip allowing bus access only on that day.

The agency wants to eliminate the problem of transfer tickets being reused by riders looking to avoid paying additional fares.

Steve Maynard: 253-597-8647 steve.maynard@thenewstribune.com @TNTstevemaynard

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