A recent editorial states TransLink decided residents of Surrey, White Rock and North Delta should "pay double" to use transit. That is not the case nor the intent. Both frequent and infrequent transit users across the Lower Mainland will be able to travel, and save money, by getting a reloadable Compass Card.
The easiest way to travel across the system will be to use a Compass Card. When you use a Compass Card, you will be able to transfer between all transit modes, including bus and rail, as well as enjoy other benefits of Compass, including a discount of up to 14 per cent over cash fares. The card can be reloaded and reused on an as-needed basis. To be clear, you'll be able to transfer from bus to rail with the Compass Card or a Compass ticket. It is only customers who purchase fares on buses with cash who will not be able to use those transfers to transfer to rail - approximately 6,000 customers per day out of our 1.2 million daily rides.
Mike Madill, VP, Enterprise Initiatives TransLink
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