B.C. Transit launches electronic fare payment in Victoria, with B.C.-wide rollout to follow

The days of searching through couch cushions for the correct change are over for Victoria transit riders.

B.C. Transit launched its hotly anticipated electronic payment system, Umo, allowing riders to tap and go with their Umo app or card, which they can load online or through a B.C. Transit call centre.

Previously, riders had to pay for their fares by cash with the correct change or buy paper bus tickets or monthly pass cards in advance at stores. The new system will function similar to Metro Vancouver’s Compass Card — but without the ability to tap debit or credit cards, a function B.C. Transit hopes to roll out in the spring

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