Here are some interesting stats for you, as of Wednesday Sept 25 afternoon:
Total number of Compass Cards in use: 8.721
Total number of taps: 472,456
Number of unique journeys to-date: 142,702
Number of buses used: 1,489
Number of routes used: 226
We have something fun for you today! As I’ve mentioned, in addition to the general Beta testing, we have been doing additional small group tests of our Compass Vending Machines, fare gates and automated phone system.
These tests are an important part of Beta testing, and we had a lot of fun watching volunteers use the system and telling us what they think.
We have put together a couple of short videos that capture some of our experiences.
This one was taken at Waterfront Station and shows volunteers getting a sneak peek at the Compass Vending Machines:
And we know a lot of you are wondering what the response time of the fare gates is like. Here’s a video that shows them in action:
What do you think?