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On this day in Buzzer Blog history: October 30, 2009 plus a fun poll!

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Welcome back to On this day in Buzzer Blog history, a look back at the way things were. Today’s post takes us back to a Friday fun post where we asked if you’ve ever forgotten to buy a FareCard at month’s end — then boarded transit without valid fare?

Compass Card Transition

A whopping 52% of you answered Yes.

While this answer seems relatively high, those were pre-Compass Card days, before the implementation of benefits such as Auto-Load and where you can purchase, load and reload your Compass Card online!

Today, we’re curious to know how you reload get your Monthly Pass.


How do you purchase your Monthly Pass?

  • AutoLoad (29%, 22 Votes)
  • I don't use a Monthly Pass (24%, 18 Votes)
  • From a Compass Vending Machine (17%, 13 Votes)
  • Online via (16%, 12 Votes)
  • Other (11%, 8 Votes)
  • By calling Compass Customer Service at 604.398.2042 (1%, 1 Votes)
  • From a Compass Retailer (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

If you’re not already set up for AutoLoad, remember to reload your Monthly Pass before November 1st!

This post originally appeared on The Buzzer Blog on October 30, 2009.

Author: Sarah Kertcher

1 Comment

  • By Alan, October 31, 2017 @ 8:09 am

    My wife and daughter’s are both autoloaded each month. I don’t use a monthly pass, but autoloads when I get below $5. In one way it’s great because you don’t have to worry about not having a fare, but it is also easy to overuse the bus, because you don’t think about the paying part.

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