According to Commissioner of Public Transportation for Broome County Gregory Kilmer, contactless payment methods, similar to Apple Pay, will be added to the county’s buses within one year. Riders will be able to pay by scanning a QR code with their phone and make pre-payments as well, Kilmer says. The commissioner also said Binghamton University and SUNY Broome students will be able to pay for bus rides using their student IDs with the upgrades included in the grant. Kilmer says a little more than $1.5 million in state funding is the reason this upgrade will happen. BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — After a state grant was awarded to the county, Broome County Transit buses will be a bit more modern in the near future. Kilmer described the funding as a “modernization grant.” The commissioner said the state government gave Broome County the full-grant amount that was asked for.