MARION – Rides Mass Transit District (RMTD) has announced contactless fare collection will resume beginning July 1.
Passengers will place money inside fare boxes without coming into contact with drivers.
Beginning that same day, passengers riding the agency’s fixed route Saluki Express service in Carbondale will also be able to purchase fares through their mobile device by downloading the Token Transit app.
Passengers can still pay for passes over the phone, by visiting a local RMTD Operation Center, or by purchasing them on the bus while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Passengers with valid passes which would have originally expired at any point in April or May will have their passes valid through July 31.
Those with valid passes which would have expired June 1 or later may contact their local RMTD Operation Center for additional details.