VIDEO: Transit’s Digital Fare Boxes Popping Up

Winnipeg Transit riders will begin noticing new digital fare boxes as of Friday.

The state-of-the-art boxes are being installed on all 565 city buses as part of a $17.7 million transition to change the way the public pays to ride the bus.

The GFI-Odyssey fare boxes are equipped with automatic coin counters, on-screen information displays, paper transfer printers and readers, a separate ticket slot and smart card sensors.

All transit buses will be outfitted with the new technology by the end of June, said transit plant manager Tony Dreolini.

A new smart card fare payment system will be implemented by December. All paper pass and ticket products currently in use will be replaced once smart cards are introduced.

The new fare boxes are more user-friendly and include improved security features.

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