Niagara Region Transit rolling out new fareboxes in Niagara Falls, new local bus passes now available
Niagara Region Transit is taking another significant step to streamline transit services in Niagara.
Beginning this week, new fareboxes are being installed on all Niagara Falls conventional buses and paratransit vehicles. The upgrade in Niagara Falls harmonizes all fareboxes across Niagara to a single, magnetic stripe technology. It will allow Niagara Region Transit to start to transition to a single, new local transit pass in communities where local conventional and paratransit services are provided.
The installation of the new fareboxes, funded through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, is expected to take one week. During the transition, riders in Niagara Falls will be asked to show their transit pass to their driver to be visually validated.
The new local transit pass is now available for purchase in Niagara Falls at the Customer Service storefront located at the Morrison Dorchester hub. This location is now open permanently, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 – 4 p.m.
Riders will continue to have the following fare options:
- Exact cash or coin at the farebox
- Pre-paid ride passes using the mobile Transit App, available for download
through the App Store, or Google Play https://nrtransit.ca/fares/transit-mobile-apps/
- Physical transit pass
To learn more about transit fares or where to buy a physical pass, please visit nrtransit.ca.
“NRT staff are really excited about installing a consistent fare-paying technology for our riders. To have that in place along with a new Customer Service location opening in Niagara Falls at the Morrison Dorchester hub means the new transit system’s commitment at amalgamation is coming online right on time.”
Leah Tracey (media only)
Executive Assistance/Communications Advisor
Niagara Transit Commission
Tel: 1-833-678-5463, ext. 3569