The Capital District Transportation Authority announced Friday that tokens will no longer be accepted on its buses after Jan. 15.
CDTA stopped selling tokens Nov. 1 because of declining sales and the increasing popularity of pass pre-payment methods.
CDTA officials encourage customers to use tokens by Jan. 15 or exchange 10 tokens for a 10-ride ticket at the CDTA location at 110 Watervliet Ave., Albany.
According to officials 4,000 tokens were returned as part of the 10-trip ticket for every five tokens returned program implemented from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31.
The 10-trip ticket is a new debit type fare product, which is replacing tokens for the same price of $9.50.
The change in fare method is part of CDTA’s “fare simplification program” aimed at making the public transportation system easier to use.