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Paper Passes No Longer Accepted Beginning April 18
April 01, 2021

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Beginning Sunday, April 18, Big Blue Bus will no longer accept paper passes on board, as part of a pilot program to study cashless boarding, and further protect customers and staff. Instead, customers are strongly encouraged to make contactless fare payments with a TAP card, the TAP app, or a mobile ticket.

For a limited time, customers with an unused Big Blue Bus paper pass may exchange it for an equivalent pass on a TAP card or mobile ticket only, by visiting Blue: The Transit Store during regular hours of operation.

Save with Contactless Payments!

Big Blue Bus is switching to contactless fare payments this summer! This means that customers will soon be required to pay for rides with TAP or a mobile ticket, instead of cash and tokens.

Contactless is the safer, faster, and more convenient way to pay your fare. And to get you rolling on Big Blue Bus without cash, we have discounted Single Ride fares for those making contactless payments. When paying with a TAP card, the TAP app, or a mobile ticket, Regular customers can ride Big Blue Bus for only $1 each way; Senior/Disabled/Medicare (S/D/M) customers ride for just $0.40. To learn how to make contactless fare payments on Big Blue Bus and start saving, visit: