In case you missed it, starting Sunday, January 3, Metrobus will resume fare collection and front-door boarding as part of Metro’s pandemic recovery plan that aims to preserve service and transit jobs.

With nearly everyone wearing masks, shields for operators on every bus, and enhanced daily cleanings, front-door boarding is safe, expands our capacity for more riders, and helps us resume some normalcy.

According to Metro, the return of front-door boarding and fare collection is consistent with recovery efforts by major transit agencies across the country including Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Houston, Portland, Oakland, and San Francisco.

As always, customers can use their SmarTrip card or exact change. For a faster, safer, contactless way to pay, you can also add SmarTrip passes to your Apple Wallet and pay using your iPhone or Apple Watch. (Payment support for Google Wallet on Android devices is coming soon.)

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