Compass Beta Testing
The test is starting on the 9th and running until the first of October. I've already got my card, which came with a one zone monthly pass and $100 of credits toward additional travel. However, according to my welcome kit, I still have to pay for transit via other means/fare media during the test. So basically Translink expects me to take the time to pay twice every time I board a bus ... doesn't seem very well thought out to me and I am not looking forward to this as the driver's on my routes are rarely very friendly or patient.
I guess I can sort of understand (not really) their not wanting to pay for transit for all the beta testers but we are doing them a favor and I'm worried this is going to cause us some inconvenience, not to mention the other travelers, so to me it seems like a dick move ... but I'm not sure what else I expected from Translink.
No word yet on how or where the cards can be reloaded, thus far it seems we are just testing the tap in/out.