MHT Go! passes available now, electronic fare system launches Saturday, October 22

Medicine HatAs previously announced, the new MHT Go! electronic fare system has now been installed on all city buses. The system will begin accepting payment from the MHT Go! pass or a temporary day pass beginning Saturday, October 22. Riders will tap or scan their reloadable MHT Go! pass or scan their Day Pass to pay when boarding.

“We hope to see our riders get on board with this new way to ride,” said Gordon Dykstra, acting manager of Medicine Hat Transit. “With the Go! pass, riders will be able load and re-load their card online or by visiting a fare vendor. Contactless payment provides a convenient and safer way to pay when boarding the bus.”

The new system will be introduced over the next several weeks, allowing riders time to adjust and gain familiarity with the system. Fare vendors will begin selling MHT Go! monthly passes on Saturday, October 15. Paper day passes, or temporary transit passes, are meant for one-day use and are available from the driver once the appropriate fare has been paid. The Day Pass becomes valid the first time it is scanned. Day passes and “eCash” will be valid on the bus beginning Saturday, October 22.

“We’ve added a list of frequently asked questions to the city website to help answer some of the questions we know people have,” Dykstra added. “Our drivers have been trained on this new technology and are ready for our roll out. They are always happy to answer questions from the public.”

Brochures detailing the new program are available on all buses and at all fare vendor locations.

All buses will remain equipped to accept cash payments. Drivers will continue to accept regular monthly bus passes until the end of the year.

MHT Go! Monthly passes, as well as regular paper monthly passes for November, are available to purchase from any of our vendors.

More information, including details on how to register your card, can be found on the City website.

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