A small announcement appeared on the FAX website last week: fareboxes are being added to buses on Route 1 (Q) and all-door boarding is being eliminated.
Fareboxes will soon be installed on Route 1 – BRT buses. Once installed, passengers must board through the front door and use the farebox to: Pay in cash, Validate ride cards, or Activate passesFAX
On Twitter, I confirmed with the agency that all-door boarding will end, even for those who choose to pay at the machines.
Pre-payment and all-door boarding was one of the only “BRT” features that hadn’t yet been eliminated. As a reminder: