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CDTA refits buses with new fare boxes that will allow new ways to pay fare

The new fare box on CDTA buses.
Photographer: Stephen Williams
The new fare box on CDTA buses.
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There’s a new fare collection system on Capital District Transportation Authority buses, one the authority says will give it new flexibility — like paying for the bus by smartphone — in the future. The new electronic “Fast Fare” fare boxes have been installed on all 233 CDTA or Northway XPress buses over the last few weeks, as the central component of a $9.5 million collection system upgrade. “The technology we want to be able to ...

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