Smart Card

Try the Connect card!

Legacy smart cards are being replaced by the new Connect card.

A legacy smart card will continue to work until the value or passes on it are depleted. However, additional passes or value cannot be loaded on to it starting October 1. Once your smart card is empty, you will need to get a Connect card to replace your smart card. 

Visit Customer Service at STA Plaza and get your Connect card today!

A digital card design with the text "CONNECT BY SPOKANE TRANSIT" at the top. The background shows abstract images of bridges and buildings. The bottom right corner features the STA Paratransit Fare logo with stylized "ST" letters. The dominant colors are blue and green.

Riding the Bus System - Legacy Smart Card

Riding the bus with your Smart Card is easy and fast! Before you tap, let your driver know if you qualify for reduced fare, and tap away.  If you are using your Smart Card with Stored Value, request a Two-Hour pass from your driver if you need a transfer.

Riding Paratransit - Legacy Smart Card

Paratransit customers can also use a Smart Card – just hand your pass to the driver and let them know if you have a Monthly Pass or Stored Value and they will take care of the rest. 

Things to Note - Legacy Smart Card

  • Smart Cards are NOT legal identifications and should only be used for STA purposes.
  • There is no set up fee for your first card, but there is a $5 charge for a replacement card.
  • Don’t forget to register your card with Customer Service to protect your balance in case of a lost card. 
  • DO NOT BEND your card. This can break the technology within the card causing it to no longer function, and causing you to have to replace the card. 
Front of STA smartcard
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