Snazzy new fareboxes: Coming soon to a Muni near you
Last week, we told you about the end of an era: the departure of paper transfers because SFMTA was looking to upgrade farebox technology. This week, SFMTA approved the new fareboxes, diagrammed above, that will print out receipt-like transfers when you board the bus, reports SFBay.ca. The approved contract for $21.9 million will mean the installation of 1,336 new fareboxes for cash-paying riders, according to SFBay.ca.
Here’s what the new transfers will look like:
Yeah, well, OK. While the images feel more descriptive of a Vertsateller machine from the ’80s or a prop from Back to the Future, we accept that it’s probably more efficient, if less “San Francisco” — an outcome that always requires at least one sad face emoji.
Photo credit: SFBay.ca