Metro to resume fare collection Oct. 1 

Crossposted from Metro Matters 

On Thursday, October 1, Metro will resume collecting fares for all transit services: busesAccess paratransit, Seattle Streetcar (First Hill and South Lake Union), VanpoolVia to Transit and other flexible services, and water taxi (Vashon Island and West Seattle). Fare collection is already taking place on Sound Transit Express bus and Sound Transit light rail. 

Safety partitions are being installed in our coaches to protect both passengers and our operators 

In anticipation of growing ridership, Metro has implemented numerous health innovations so fares can be safely collected with minimal contact between operators and passengers. Metro is installing transparent safety partitions on buses, Access paratransit, Community Ride, Community Van, DART, and Via to Transit. Water taxi’s fare collection carts have been similarly modified to include a transparent shield. 

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