Starting Aug. 11, 2022, you can pay the $4 cash fare on a MiWay bus using your contactless (tap payment feature enabled) credit card, or the mobile wallet on your smartphone or watch.
With open payment, you simply tap your credit card or smartphone on the PRESTO card reader when you board the bus.
It’s another way to pay your fare if you don’t have a PRESTO card or exact cash. Also, you don’t need to ask for a paper transfer – PRESTO machines will be able to know if you paid your fare using a credit card or mobile wallet within the transfer period.
Open payments include mobile wallets on smartphones, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and more. However, debit cards are not currently accepted, and prepaid credit cards and gift cards will not work.
The senior $1 fare and other discounted concession fares are also not available through open payment – using a PRESTO card is still the best way to pay your fare on MiWay.
Paying your fare with PRESTO is less expensive than the $4 cash fare, and there are other benefits too.
Learn more about the ways to pay your fare on MiWay.