The first thing you will notice is the passenger display panel. Look at the top of the new farebox and its passenger display panel. Here you can view the details of your transaction. When using a DARTCard, it displays the initial amount of money you have on your card, the deducted fare, and the remaining balance after the fare is deducted.
There's a slot for coins, a slot for bills, a slot where you'll insert your DARTCard, and a reader where you'll swipe a daily pass.
When using coins, please drop them in one at a time to avoid a jam. Susan B Anthony and Sacajawea Dollar Coins are also Accepted; Eisenhower Coins are not.
Bills must be flat and unfolded. Like vending machines, wrinkled, folded, or crumpled bills will be rejected.
DARTCards must be inserted into the fare card insertion slot. The date, transaction, and remaining value will still be printed on the back of the card. Now, you'll see the same information on the passenger display panel.
When purchasing a daily pass, remember to first let the driver know of your intentions.
"Please Take Transfer"
This message means that a daily pass has been issued. The next time you use your daily pass, you can glide it through the swipe reader. Swipe your pass from the front of the farebox toward the back, with the magnetic stripe down and facing you.
"Transfer Not Valid"
This message means that your daily pass has either expired, or was used on this bus more than once within the last ten minutes; or it could mean that it is a DARTCard and should be inserted rather than swiped.
We hope that this review was helpful. Remember that our drivers are there to assist you. If you have any questions when you're using the new fareboxes, please just ask!