Starting Monday, September 9, you might start to see some people tapping in and tapping out with a Compass Card on the SkyTrain, SeaBus, West Coast Express and buses. They’re part of a group of 10,000 volunteer Compass Beta testers and we’re thrilled to have them helping us get the system right!
What does this mean for you?
If you’re not a Beta tester, just keep doing what you’ve always been doing!
If you’re a Beta tester, please remember to carry your usual valid paid fare—your Compass Beta test card will not be accepted as fare payment, it’s just for testing. Got feedback? Send it our way through the testing website as outlined in your welcome kit. And most importantly, don’t forget to tap in and tap out wherever you can!
What happens after Beta testing?
Once Beta testing is done in early October, we’ll analyze the results and make any changes that need to be made. After that, we’ll start slowly rolling out Compass to our customers in phases, beginning in late fall 2013.
For most riders, you won’t need to get your Compass Card until 2014, and we’ll be sure to let you know how and when to get it so you can start tapping! There’s lots of information coming your way in the next few months, so stay tuned.
For more information on Compass, please visit translink.ca/compasscard.