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4:00 am
Mon December 31, 2012

End of the line for bus tokens in Cincinnati

Metro will sell its last bus tokens today.  They're being replaced by the 10-ride ticket that works with Metro's new fareboxes.

"Metro started selling the paper tickets at the end of November, and so far sales have been very good.  People who have bought them seem to really like them as an alternative," said spokeswoman Sallie Hilvers.  "Of course there are people who really like their tokens; they've been used to them for many years."  

Credit Metro

The tokens have been around for decades.  Hilvers said they'll still be accepted on Metro buses for the next six months, until June 30.  There won't be any cash refunds for tokens.