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Paper Ticket Sales Will End on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

On Oct. 23, 2019, The Rapid held two public meetings to share details about the plan to end the sale of paper tickets for regular fixed-route bus service.

Paper Ticket Sales Will End

The Rapid will end the sale of paper tickets for regular fixed-route bus service on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. 

  • Paper bus tickets and passes will no longer be available for purchase online, at Rapid Central Station, and onboard the bus. 
  • Paper tickets will continue to be accepted as fare until summer 2020.
  • Cash will continue to be accepted as bus fare indefinitely. 
  • Special ticket programs will transition from two-ride tickets to single-ride barcodes. 

Wave cards are available for purchase with cash, credit, or debit at retail outlets, Rapid Central Station, or at wave.ridetherapid.org

Questions about The Wave or this change? Email us at  or call at 616.776.1100.

*This change does not impact GO!Bus or PASS tickets.