After extensive testing, refinement and training, the bus ticket printer system is going live, systemwide! The new tickets are easier to read and more durable compared to the thin, newsprint transfers. The printers are located near the farebox and are about the size of a shoebox. The improved bus tickets match those of MAX and WES, taking the confusion out of transferring. They have a foil security strip and the 2-hour tickets are good for exactly two hours. TriMet’s aim is to provide a smooth transition to this new technology. To ensure that riders have access to valid fare at all times, bus operators may still use tissue transfers in the early stages of this transition or in the event of technical difficulty. TriMet has notified riders of this change via emails, mini-brochures and via news and social media. Operators and supervisors have participated in small-group, in-person training, accompanied by detailed written instructions. If operators have questions or need additional training they should contact their manager or the Training Department.
(This will gum up the works for sure)