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Harford County launches new option to pay for bus fares

Posted at 12:55 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 12:56:33-05

BEL AIR, Md — There is a new way to pay to take the bus in Harford County. Harford Transit LINK now offers Token Transit, a free smartphone app for bus riders.

Riders can buy single or 12-ride passes and activate online passes to show the driver before boarding the bus.

Discounts for seniors and those with disabilities will still apply and the app can also be used for on-demand mobility services, which require advanced reservations.

Cash and paper bus passes will remain available options on Harford Transit LINK buses; however, rider feedback surveys consistently show that improving trip times is a high priority.

“Nearly 75% of Harford Transit LINK’s customers still deposit cash into the fare box, which takes 22 seconds per rider versus four or five seconds for an option like Token Transit,” said Gary Blazinsky, administrator of Harford Transit LINK.

“Those time savings will add up and help reduce trip time for all riders.”

“Token Transit is the latest app offered under my administration to improve efficiencies and customer service,” Harford County Executive Barry Glassman said.

“I encourage riders to give it a try, and remember our RouteShout 2.0 app that lets users track our buses in real time. Together these technologies make it more convenient than ever before to travel with our award-winning Harford Transit LINK bus system.”

Token Transit is available for free on Google Play or the App Store.