Fare readers to support new fare technology | Valley Metro
Purple fare reader machine on bus

Have you seen new purple fare readers as you step into a Valley Metro bus or at a light rail station (coming soon!)? Valley Metro is upgrading the entire fare system as part of the Fare Collection System Modernization Project.

The launch of mobile fare is coming soon in early 2023. Pardon our progress as fare reader installation continues. When completed there will be at least one fare reader on all buses, streetcar vehicles and light rail platforms. Mobile fare is the first step in the project with reloadable cards coming in 2024. To view the timeline and learn more about the project visit valleymetro.org/faretechnology.

Mobile fare will launch with 1-Ride and 1-Day passes available for Full and Reduced fare. Fare collection will continue to improve as the project progresses. Mobile fare pilot testing in the app will begin soon. If you are interested in participating in the pilot and for early access to mobile fare, sign up at valleymetro.org/farepilot.