Pay Fare by Cash
To pay your fare, place your U.S. coins or bill in the farebox when you board. Have your money in hand (U.S. coins only) and identification card ready (drivers are instructed to ask to see ID cards for discounted cash fares) to show the bus operator when you board. Fareboxes accept $1, $5, and $10 bills, as well as all U.S. coins lower than 25¢.
While drivers cannot make change, if you use cash and pay more than your fare, the farebox can issue a CATACash Card to use towards payment on future fixed-route trips. Fareboxes issue a CATACash Card for the difference between what you owe and what you deposit in the farebox when you pay too much. CATACash Cards are only issued and accepted on CATA fixed-route buses. The cards cannot be redeemed for cash.
Pay Fare with CATA Tokens
As an alternative to cash, CATA sells tokens that are good for a one-way ride on any CATA fixed-route bus or any Spec-Tran vehicle.