SPARTA's farebox is designed for
customer convenience and to validate the
payment of a fare. Primarily, there are
two ways in order for a passenger to pay
his/her fare through the farebox:
- Payment with Cash
- Bills can be accepted into the slot on the
right side of the farebox.
- Coins can be inserted into the coin trap
in front of the cash slot.
- Exact change does not have be used as the farebox
will produce change on a "change card" in which
may used on future rides. The driver does not
- Payment with a Pass
- The pass is inserted into the reader located
to the left of the coin/cash receptacles. The
pass should be inserted with the front of the
pass facing the passenger and the top of the
pass facing upward.
- Insert the pass. The farebox will read it to
verify it is a valid pass and then return it
back out for the customer to redeem.
- A variety of passes are available. See the
pass section on the right of this page for more
The transfer policy has
also changed with the implementation of
new fares and passes. Transfers issued
at the time the fare is paid will be
valid for 90 minutes.
Transfers for those passengers
qualifying for the reduced fare program
IDs with Discounted Fares
Customers should be
prepared to present qualifying
identification for purchase and/or use
of any discounted passes. Operators may
ask for IDs if they are not presented.
Half Fare Program
Who is eligible?
Program is available for those individuals who are 65
years of age or older, for individuals who are Medicare
recipients, or for those who have a physical or mental
disability that is verified by a licensed physician.
qualify for SPARTA’s Half-Fare Program are entitled to ride regular fixed route
buses for one-half the regular adult fare during off-peak times. Individuals
must submit the completed application form and be approved before a photo ID
card will be issued. SPARTA’s ID card is required and must be shown when
boarding the bus in order to receive half-fare privileges.
Persons 65 years of age or older are not
required to fill out the application. A regular picture ID is required at the
time of boarding for the reduced rate.
The Half-Fare application may be
obtained by contacting SPARTA Passenger Center
or clicking the
download button in the What's New box.