31-Day Rolling Pass Options
STA’s new 31-day passes: How do they work?
Magnetic Stripe or Smart Card
Magnetic Stripe: The Adult, Youth and Reduced Fare passes are now sold in a rolling 31-day format with a validation period that begins with the first use of the pass in the farebox. The magnetic rolling 31-day passes:
- activate when “dipped” into the pass dispenser on the STA farebox (this starts the 31-day period)
- encode at activation with the “end date” printed on the back of the pass
- can be used after activation by swiping through the farebox during all subsequent rides
Smart Card: The Adult, Youth and Reduced Fare passes can also be loaded on Smart Cards. Newly purchased Smart Cards loaded with a 31-day pass are:
- valid for 31-days from the date of purchase
- used by touching it to the farebox “target”
- read by the driver to determine remaining days
- able to be loaded with as many consecutive 31-day periods as you’d like to purchase
- replaceable if lost if you have registered your card at Customer Service and you have the receipts for all transactions for the card
- loaded at Customer Service or any pass vending machine
The initial cost for a Smart Card is $2, in addition to whatever value you add to the card (monthly pass or stored value). There is no charge to re-load the card, just a $5 for replacement if you lose it. Click here to read more about Smart Cards.
The Paratransit, City Ticket and Student passes will remain in the current calendar month format.