Metro Tasmania will offer fare-free travel from today until April 11 as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Acting chief executive Darren Carey said the two-week window was designed to enable passengers to get Greencard for safer contactless payment.
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"We're urging those not yet using Greencard to make the switch, by waiving the $5 application fee and offering two weeks to get organised," Mr Carey said.
"Reducing cash transactions is one of the many ways Metro is promoting the safety of our employees and passengers."
Greencards are used by 85 per cent of Metro customers, but 15 per cent still use cash to pay for bus trips.
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Currently most Greencard holders top up using cash on board but they can top up online using the Metro website or free app.
Metro Tasmania is responding to COVID-19 under the guidance of the Tasmanian Department of Health.
"We have enhanced sanitisation of all buses and will continue to work with our contractor to ensure vehicles remain as clean as possible," Mr Carey said.
"We are also restricting access to the front row of seats to protect our drivers, and posting advice about steps that passengers can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19."
For more information call 13 22 01.