PORTLAND TriMet will launch its new computerized ticketing system on all bus lines Monday.
Instead of hole-punched slips of newsprint, bus passengers will now receive a computerized ticket identical to the tickets already used on MAX and WES trains.
The tickets are more durable. They don t get all gobbled up in someone s pocket, said Debbie Marshall, a TriMet bus driver. It s just simpler for the customer.
According to TriMet spokeswoman Roberta Altstat, the new printers are about the size of a toaster and are located inside the buses.
TriMet bus lines 17 and 20 already implemented the new ticketing system in March. The cost of the new ticket printing system was $1.5 million.