Metro: No more pennies, half dollars, $2 bills at fareboxes
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – If you’re saving your $0.50 cents pieces or $2 bills for Metro Bus, save no more. The transportation company says they will no longer accept the rarely used currency.
Fareboxes will still accept $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills. They’ll also still take nickles, dimes and quarters. Metro says it’s replacing 20-year-old equipment with new fareboxes that give passengers more detailed boarding information and faster pay options.
The fare collection change starts October 14.