Wait to hear the beep when using your Metropass on the bus
Most Metro Transit buses have new card readers that take a little more time to read Metropasses. When scanning your Metropass, make sure you put your card firmly on the reader and wait to hear the beep before removing your card.
Metro Transit is experiencing issues with riders not fully scanning their Metropasses, mainly on express routes where people are scanning passes in a large group when they get off the bus. Although City employees’ Metropasses automatically cover all rides up to $3, some Metropasses used by other riders have stored money that must be deducted when the passes are scanned. To ensure rides are paid appropriately, all Metropass holders must wait to hear the beep when scanning their cards at the reader.
City employees save on Metropasses
City employees get discounted Metropasses. Minneapolis Professional Employees Association (MPEA) members pay only $40 a month for a Metropass and all other employees pay only $50 a month. Undiscounted Metropasses cost $76 per month.
A Metropass gives you unlimited Metro Transit bus and train rides that cost up to $3. (You can add money to your card if your regular bus ride costs more than $3.) Once enrolled, your share of the cost of the Metropass is automatically deducted from your pre-tax pay each month. You’ll receive a Metropass ID card that you simply scan on the bus or at the METRO stop for each ride.
To sign up for a Metropass, complete the enrollment form and return it by email or interoffice mail (Benefits Office, Public Service Center, Room 100). The form must be received by the first Friday of the month for your Metropass to take effect the first day of the following month.
Published Nov 15, 2016