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Enter to win a “Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe” Compass Card with a DayPass!

New compass card with "Be Kind Be Calm Be Safe"

As part of fall ridership campaign, we’re releasing a commemorative and limited edition, adult Compass Card to remind customers to “Be Kind, Be Calm and Be Safe” as we return to transit. This card recognizes the extensive efforts that have been made by leaders and individuals in B.C. in response to the pandemic.

Starting on Sept. 15, you can purchase the card at the Compass Customer Service Centre at Stadium-Chinatown Station, with a $6 refundable deposit, while supplies last. We ask everyone to practice physical distancing, and to wear a mask while on transit, in line and inside the service centre. You’ll also have the chance to win one with a DayPass loaded on it. Keep reading to find out how to you can enter to win!

Over the next few weeks, customers will see new signage at transit stations, on vehicles, and online, designed to remind passengers of improved sanitization and cleaning procedures put in place to further enhance their safety.

What TransLink is doing to make transit safer:

  • Mandatory masks on transit vehicles.
  • Increased cleaning and sanitizing.
  • Deploying cleaning “pit crews” to disinfect SkyTrain cars at high traffic stations.
  • Increasing bus and SeaBus disinfecting sprays to twice per week in addition to daily cleaning schedules.
  • Daily cleaning and disinfecting schedules on SkyTrain and West Coast Express cars, as well as HandyDART vehicles.
  • Limiting fare gate access at busy stations to help manage the number of customers on SkyTrain.
  • Limiting the capacity on buses to approximately two thirds full.
  • Installing two-metre spaced decals at some bus stops and station entranceways to help guide customers.
  • Expanding the availability of hand sanitizer dispensers, including on the entire RapidBus fleet, at key exchanges, and at more SkyTrain stations.
  • Monitoring passenger loads in order to deploy additional service at times and on routes where physical distancing is more difficult.

What customers can do to enhance their own personal safety and that of fellow passengers:

  • Stay off the system if you are sick or have any symptoms.
  • Wear a mask while on board transit vehicles.
  • Travel outside of peak times when possible.

Here’s how to enter the contest

We have 10 “Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe” Compass Cards with a DayPass loaded to give away across all entries on Twitter, Instagram and The Buzzer. To enter the contest, simply complete one or all of the following actions:

If you do all three actions, you’ll have three chances at a “Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe” Compass Card.

The rules:

Check out the official terms and conditions, but here’s the lowdown:

  • The draw for a “Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe” Compass Card will open on Tuesday, September 15 and all entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, September 21, 2020. Late entries will not be considered.
  • We’re giving away 10 Compass Cards in total, which means 10 entries selected by random draw will receive a Compass Card.

141 Comments

  • By Ben Kennedy, September 15, 2020 @ 12:22 pm

    Cleaning pit crews! Keep rocking. Please enter me for the card. :)

  • By Liana, September 16, 2020 @ 12:32 pm

    Skytrain deploys cleaning pit crews to high traffic stations too!

  • By Anne, September 15, 2020 @ 12:42 pm

    Wearing masks on transit and social distancing.

  • By Denise, September 15, 2020 @ 12:44 pm

    adding distancing measures! (entry for the card giveaway)

  • By Val, September 15, 2020 @ 1:16 pm

    Masks on transit vehicles are mandatory.

  • By Matthew Yip, September 15, 2020 @ 1:21 pm

    Added safety barrier to help protect frontline employees.

  • By Dave, September 15, 2020 @ 1:22 pm

    Hand sanitizer dispensers at stations.

  • By Ken Canfield, September 15, 2020 @ 1:25 pm

    Its great to see all those who work with the public working together

  • By Emre, September 15, 2020 @ 1:52 pm

    Glad to see that masks are mandatory on transit now!

  • By Steve, September 15, 2020 @ 1:58 pm

    Enhanced daily cleaning and disinfecting across the system! Love the special edition Compass Card!

  • By Lawrence, September 15, 2020 @ 2:02 pm

    Masks are mandatory on transit.

  • By Jennifer L, September 15, 2020 @ 2:08 pm

    Enhanced daily cleaning and disinfecting schedules across the system!

  • By Franklin, September 15, 2020 @ 2:13 pm

    Safety barriers to protect employees!

  • By Yung L, September 15, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

    Deployed cleaning pit crews at high traffic stations

  • By GregL, September 15, 2020 @ 2:35 pm

    cleaning pit crews deployed at high volume skytrain stations

  • By BuraparatT, September 15, 2020 @ 2:56 pm

    safety barriers for bus drivers

  • By Yinan Dong, September 15, 2020 @ 3:26 pm

    Mandatory face mask and social distancing!

  • By KM, September 15, 2020 @ 3:50 pm

    Safety barriers have been added to keep drivers and riders safe!

  • By Kevin W, September 15, 2020 @ 4:27 pm

    Limiting capacity on buses to two-thirds full!

  • By Shirley Henry, September 15, 2020 @ 4:39 pm

    I love the mandatory mask rule! ❤️👍🤞🙏

  • By Prakit T, September 15, 2020 @ 4:40 pm

    distancing measures across the system

  • By Jumana Ar, September 15, 2020 @ 4:40 pm

    Wearing a mask while in transit

  • By Jose S, September 15, 2020 @ 4:42 pm

    We’ve enhanced daily cleaning and disinfecting schedules across the system. Thank you Translink!

  • By Gurnoor Singh, September 15, 2020 @ 4:51 pm

    You are helping to keep transit safe by making masks mandatory on board and in your service centres. Also keeping sanitizers helps to reduce impact of COVID 19. Controlling gatherings in buses, trains also helps a lot. Thank you Translink 😊

  • By M Lam, September 15, 2020 @ 4:58 pm

    Mandatory masks, physical distancing,sanitizers available. Please enter my name for the draw. Thank you!

  • By Charmaine, September 15, 2020 @ 5:04 pm

    Masks are mandatory when riding on transit.

  • By Annie, September 15, 2020 @ 5:08 pm

    When riding on transit, masks are mandatory.

  • By Priscilla Ho, September 15, 2020 @ 5:37 pm

    Masks are mandatory when riding in transit!

  • By Nicole, September 15, 2020 @ 6:38 pm

    Translink enhanced daily cleaning and disinfecting schedules across the system

  • By Jasmine, September 15, 2020 @ 7:11 pm

    Sanitizer on buses entry and exit doors!

  • By Jessica, September 15, 2020 @ 7:18 pm

    Mandatory masks when riding transit

  • By Catherine Ennis, September 15, 2020 @ 7:26 pm

    Adding distancing measures throughout the transit system

    (Contest entry!)

  • By ray, September 15, 2020 @ 7:29 pm

    pls wear masks at all times not just in transit help others as well as yourself.

  • By margaret, September 15, 2020 @ 7:32 pm

    translink doing good job in promoting social distancing and making masks mandatory. also gives away free masks which i would love to own. hope i can win either one soon for im a senior in my 80s

  • By Roy, September 15, 2020 @ 9:27 pm

    Mandatory mask

  • By Vicky Wong, September 15, 2020 @ 9:39 pm

    mask and social distancing. It would be better if there’s some hand sanitaziers .

  • By Nathan, September 15, 2020 @ 10:50 pm

    Making mask mandatory on all transit vehicles

  • By lil, September 15, 2020 @ 11:09 pm

    making masks mandatory is a good thing.

  • By Crystal, September 15, 2020 @ 11:29 pm

    Keeping tabs on rider count in order to call in additional buses, shuttles, trains, and variations of them at times and on routes where maintaining safe physical distance is next to impossible.

  • By Rachel, September 15, 2020 @ 11:34 pm

    Increased cleaning and sanitizing !

  • By Natalie Wilson, September 15, 2020 @ 11:39 pm

    Masks are mandatory when riding transit!

  • By Dan, September 15, 2020 @ 11:59 pm

    Mandatory masks

  • By Julien Powell, September 16, 2020 @ 12:41 am

    Mandatory masks while riding

  • By Rachel Wong, September 16, 2020 @ 1:44 am

    Mandatory masks while riding transit.

  • By Rhiannon Peck, September 16, 2020 @ 2:45 am

    Keep up with the awesome job wearing masks Mandatory masks on transit

  • By Annabelle Maon, September 16, 2020 @ 6:06 am

    Mandatory mask while riding on the bus and skytrain. ‘Be kind, be calm and be safe ‘

  • By Annie, September 16, 2020 @ 6:50 am

    Mandatory masks on transit vehicles.

  • By Sheshleen Datt, September 16, 2020 @ 9:06 am

    Monitoring how full the busses get and keeping them 2/3rds full.

  • By marian, September 16, 2020 @ 10:10 am

    Mandatory mask on all transit vehicles

  • By elizabeth, September 16, 2020 @ 10:42 am

    Increased cleaning and sanitizing!

  • By LC, September 16, 2020 @ 10:47 am

    Mandatory masks on transit vehicles!

  • By Norman, September 16, 2020 @ 11:11 am

    Increased cleaning and sanitizing.

  • By PrakitT, September 16, 2020 @ 12:38 pm

    wearing a mask

  • By Joey Connick, September 16, 2020 @ 1:03 pm

    You’ve added safety barriers on buses to protect drivers.

  • By Zack, September 16, 2020 @ 1:42 pm

    enhanced cleaning

  • By Anshuman Chhugani, September 16, 2020 @ 2:43 pm

    1. Distributing TransLink branded masks free of cost to different people across the city.
    2. “Masks Mandatory” message on Bus LED screens for awareness.
    3. Repeated announcements at SkyTrain stations specifying that Masks are mandatory for all passengers for their safety.

  • By Stephanie, September 16, 2020 @ 4:26 pm

    Mandatory masks, sanitizer stations and cleaning pit crews at high traffic stations! Thank you Translink!

  • By AnLiu, September 16, 2020 @ 6:26 pm

    Masks are Mandatory in transit .

  • By Peggy, September 16, 2020 @ 8:41 pm

    Barriers to protect front line workers like drivers and pit crews dedicated to disinfecting Skytrain cars at high traffic stations.

  • By Rebekah S Lazo, September 16, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

    Wearing a mask in all mode of transportations, practice physical distancing when there is chance and use sanitizer if washing hands is not available. Give due respect to all frontliners, bus drivers, cleaners, utility worker for our safe travel

  • By Jean Jones, September 16, 2020 @ 9:42 pm

    Mandatory masks on transit vehicles.

  • By Dave, September 16, 2020 @ 10:46 pm

    cleaning pit crews are deployed

  • By Matthew Zhang, September 17, 2020 @ 12:44 am

    Making mask mandatory! Thank you :)

  • By Teresa, September 17, 2020 @ 7:26 am

    Masks! Masks! Masks!😷

  • By Selina, September 17, 2020 @ 9:04 am

    Translink “enhanced Daily cleaning and disinfecting schedules across the system”.

  • By Canny, September 17, 2020 @ 12:43 pm

    Wearing a mask.

  • By Kevin Chow, September 17, 2020 @ 4:36 pm

    Mandatory masks on all transit!

  • By Beatrice, September 17, 2020 @ 7:07 pm

    Mandatory masks while taking transit 😷

  • By Connie, September 17, 2020 @ 7:11 pm

    Safety barriers to protect frontline employees

  • By Ming K, September 17, 2020 @ 8:04 pm

    Enhanced daily cleaning and disinfecting schedules across the system

  • By Sunshine H, September 17, 2020 @ 9:24 pm

    Making masks mandatory is one step you have taken.

  • By LaySee C, September 17, 2020 @ 11:11 pm

    Mask is a must covering, thank you translink :)

  • By Barbara T, September 18, 2020 @ 10:01 am

    Mandatory masks when riding transit vehicles.

  • By SkyTrainFan2005, September 18, 2020 @ 10:14 am

    Masks or Face coverings mandatory on all transit vehicles

  • By Y. Happiness20, September 18, 2020 @ 1:24 pm

    Great Job! Love the new rules:)

  • By Ruth S., September 18, 2020 @ 1:27 pm

    So glad you have made face coverings mandatory. Because of that, I took Skytrain on Sunday for the first time since April! I was very happy that everyone I saw had masks on.

  • By Aruna Kumar, September 18, 2020 @ 1:28 pm

    Translink has social distancing and mindset face masks

  • By Jacob Rubin, September 18, 2020 @ 1:29 pm

    One way you guys are keeping everyone safe is adding safety barriers to protect Employees!

  • By Cameron Hood, September 18, 2020 @ 1:30 pm

    Wasting your money on this?

  • By John Lancaster, September 18, 2020 @ 1:32 pm

    Good for you for keeping employees safe with plastic barriers and travelers safe with pit crews

  • By Joy Ruffeski, September 18, 2020 @ 1:33 pm

    Hand sanitizers and masks, barriers for drivers, pit crews cleaning at high volume stations.

  • By Andrew, September 18, 2020 @ 1:35 pm

    Mandatory masks is a great way to get the message across of everyone’s responsibility to protect each other.
    Keep up the good work and great service.

  • By Susanne, September 18, 2020 @ 1:35 pm

    you added safety barriers to protect frontline employees!

  • By Judy, September 18, 2020 @ 1:36 pm

    Mandatory masks! Great video.

  • By Angie K, September 18, 2020 @ 1:37 pm

    Mandatory Masks.

  • By Arthur, September 18, 2020 @ 1:39 pm

    @Cameron Hood … raising good feeling in a time of distress is not a waste of money. I hope you win the card for a daily reminder to Be (like Dr. Bonnie says) ….

  • By Kristine L., September 18, 2020 @ 1:40 pm

    Deployed cleaning pit crews at high traffic stations.

  • By Chris, September 18, 2020 @ 1:45 pm

    Enhanced daily cleaning and sanitation schedules!

  • By Angela, September 18, 2020 @ 1:47 pm

    Mandatory masks on transit vehicles.

  • By Denise B, September 18, 2020 @ 1:51 pm

    Mandatory face masks on all transit is great idea

  • By S. Roberts, September 18, 2020 @ 1:51 pm

    hand sanitizer in the Skytrain stations and mask required on transit

  • By Deb Wong, September 18, 2020 @ 2:01 pm

    Mandatory masks on transit vehicles.

  • By Steven, September 18, 2020 @ 2:19 pm

    Thanks for making mask mandatory.

  • By Ian, September 18, 2020 @ 2:20 pm

    Mandatory face Mask on all transit.

  • By Derek J, September 18, 2020 @ 2:34 pm

    I haven’t travelled on Skytrain since February but now more inclined because masks are no mandatory.

  • By Krystal Brennan, September 18, 2020 @ 2:37 pm

    You’ve employed a cleaning pit crew at high traffic stations

  • By Tina, September 18, 2020 @ 2:43 pm

    Thanks for making masks mandatory

  • By Eugene, September 18, 2020 @ 3:10 pm

    “Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe”

  • By Gwen, September 18, 2020 @ 3:10 pm

    Cleaning Pit Crews at High Traffic Stations,
    Safe distance signage
    Mandatory Masks

  • By Maureen, September 18, 2020 @ 3:24 pm

    Cleaning pit crews at high traffic stations.

  • By Julie Clement, September 18, 2020 @ 3:32 pm

    Wearing masks

  • By Robyn McTague, September 18, 2020 @ 3:41 pm

    I will wear a mask and keep my distance to be kind

  • By Donna, September 18, 2020 @ 3:48 pm

    Have the skytrain personnel help with cleaning. The cleaning staff is the hardest workers while the skytrain staff are the most “relax”.

  • By David Gibson, September 18, 2020 @ 3:55 pm

    Mandatory masks on transit is a great step.

  • By DJ, September 18, 2020 @ 4:02 pm

    Mandatory masks.

  • By Paul Birch, September 18, 2020 @ 4:03 pm

    Cheers for the drivers who are doing a difficult job made even harder by the present restrictions.

  • By Angie N., September 18, 2020 @ 4:07 pm

    Enhanced daily cleaning schedules.

  • By Jeff, September 18, 2020 @ 6:07 pm

    Cleaning pit crews on the sky train

  • By Lorenzo, September 18, 2020 @ 6:51 pm

    I love the cleaning pit crews!

  • By AnB, September 18, 2020 @ 7:34 pm

    Keep those plexiglass safety barriers up even after covid. Also works for other airborne bugs, yes?

  • By Jennifer, September 18, 2020 @ 7:51 pm

    Distancing measures were added across the system.

  • By Fiona E. Walsh, September 18, 2020 @ 8:49 pm

    11 bike parkades for cyclists

  • By Rick, September 18, 2020 @ 9:27 pm

    Mandatory masks for customers and protective screens for Operators, Good stuff.

  • By Karen Kuhlman, September 18, 2020 @ 10:57 pm

    enhanced cleaning at all stations, special cleaning pit crews at the busier stations

  • By Tracey, September 19, 2020 @ 1:09 am

    Mandatory face masks, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing

  • By Andrew, September 19, 2020 @ 11:05 am

    Enhanced daily cleaning and disinfection

  • By Susan Rubenuik, September 19, 2020 @ 11:32 am

    Wearing masks

  • By Kelly Lee, September 19, 2020 @ 11:48 am

    Cleaning pit crews at major stations, physical barriers to protect operators

  • By Matthew Richardson, September 19, 2020 @ 12:09 pm

    Mandatory masks

  • By mileskendra, September 19, 2020 @ 12:49 pm

    Great job keep up the good work thanks for all the effort

  • By Miles Kendra, September 19, 2020 @ 12:51 pm

    Good job with all the efforts

  • By Ho-Ping Chow, September 19, 2020 @ 4:18 pm

    The yellow distancing measure decals at bus stops from Transit are ideal to control the spread of Covid-19.

  • By cheryl morden, September 19, 2020 @ 5:42 pm

    I see a lot of people in morning not wearing a mask

  • By Andy, September 19, 2020 @ 7:27 pm

    Wearing masks on transit.

  • By Fong, September 19, 2020 @ 7:32 pm

    Masks, masks, masks.

  • By Jacqueline Parton, September 19, 2020 @ 7:55 pm

    Limiting the capacity on buses to approximately two thirds full

  • By Emily, September 19, 2020 @ 8:13 pm

    You’ve added safety barriers to protect your frontline employees. Thanks!

  • By Colin, September 19, 2020 @ 10:25 pm

    Adding safety barriers for transit employees such as bus drivers!

  • By Kate, September 20, 2020 @ 1:11 am

    mandatory mask and cleaning thoroughly

  • By Jason, September 20, 2020 @ 1:16 am

    regular cleaning

  • By Karson, September 20, 2020 @ 4:51 pm

    Making mask wearing mandatory on all vehicles and at all stations and major transfer hubs. Thank you for keeping Metro Vancouver moving safely!

  • By Angela, September 20, 2020 @ 10:19 pm

    Wearing face coverings and regular cleaning pit crews ! Thank you !

  • By lil, September 20, 2020 @ 10:41 pm

    enhanced cleaning on all transit trains/buses.

  • By Laura, September 21, 2020 @ 10:22 am

    I’m loving the enhanced cleaning and pit crews!

  • By robert Y tsang, September 21, 2020 @ 12:43 pm

    hi im a senior and would love to own one of those face masks and compass card – pls enter me in the contests

  • By Lil, September 21, 2020 @ 4:16 pm

    Mandatory mask on all transit

  • By JT, September 21, 2020 @ 10:19 pm

    Deploying cleaning “pit crews” to disinfect SkyTrain cars at high traffic stations.

  • By Carol, September 25, 2020 @ 4:18 pm

    Masks are mandatory.

  • By Hector, September 25, 2020 @ 6:08 pm

    Mandatory mask is required when you use any Translink services.

  • By Francisco, September 27, 2020 @ 9:30 pm

    Mandatory masks while riding on transit. Deploying “pit crews” to clean high volume skytrain stations.

  • By Luke, September 28, 2020 @ 9:25 am

    Mandatory Mask on public transits

    should’ve put those new design cards in the machine like the other special edition (Canada 150 / Evergreen opening), why create a situation for a COVID outbreak having people to gather up while not necessary?

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