A class-action lawsuit alleging privacy violations by the St. Louis transit agency Metro has been settled. The winners get free rides on the MetroLink light rail system.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Metro last month agreed to settle the suit claiming the agency violated federal law when its ticket vending machines printed receipts showing the last four digits of credit or debit cards, plus the expiration dates, from Jan. 21, 2010, to Aug. 16, 2011.
Claims must be made by July 3. Those who still have a receipt can get $30 in cash, a monthly pass worth $72, or two 10-ride passes valued at $60.
Without a receipt you can sign a form saying you bought a ticket and get a free one-ride ticket worth $2.25.