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Fare collection to begin again for SRTA buses, grant awarded for Fall River, New Bedford service

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Soon, SRTA bus passengers will have to go back to paying for the service.

Beginning April 1, 2021, SRTA will resume fare collection for fixed route and demand response services. Fares will be discounted until September 30, 2021. Fares will return to full price on October 1, 2021.

Fares had been free due to the pandemic.

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Exact fares must be paid at the time of boarding, as the driver will not make change. Over payment greater than $1 will produce a change card from the fare box.

Fare media can be purchased at the terminals from a Ticket Vending Machine or from a ticket agent. Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, debit or credit.

For your protection, Charlie Cards should be registered at the MBTA website. Registering your Charlie Card will help preserve cash value only. Pass products unfortunately will be lost.

http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/charlie/

Tickets are not refundable and lost, stolen or damaged tickets cannot be replaced. Lost, stolen or damaged Charlie Cards should be reported immediately to preserve as much value as possible. Riders are responsible for fares while lost, stolen or damaged Charlie Card issues are resolved.

Please contact customer service at 508-997-6767 with any questions, comments or concerns.

Also, $488,582 was awarded by MassDOT to SRTA ro extend current pilots for New Bedford 11 evening service and the Fall River-New Bedford Intercity Express (9X) service for an additional 12 months.

Over $3.5 million in grants were awarded in total which included providing GATRA Go microtransit service in the Plymouth area, five days per week.

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