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CDTA bus tokens will not be taken after Jan. 15

CDTA bus tokens will not be taken after Jan. 15

The Capital District Transportation Authority announced Friday that tokens will no longer be accepte

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.

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