Translink announced starting October 5 until further notice, all bus users will only be charged the current $2.75 one zone fare, all day, every day. At the moment, one, two and three zones all have different prices except for on weekends and evenings. Compass Card users also won’t have to tap out when exiting the bus.
For the Skytrain and Seabus, however, current zone fares will remain in effect.
The announcement comes along with the rolling out of Compass Card machines starting this month.
The Compass Vending Machines will start appearing in Skytrain stations and Seabus terminals and will dispense single use tickets to start, but will be stocked with Compass Cards by late October.
By November, Compass Cards will be available at retail outlets.
Approximately 130,000 people already have Compass Cards, according to Translink.
“Our strategy of delivering Compass in phases is working, and we’ve arrived at this important step in our roll-out today by sticking to our plan and by listening carefully to our customers and frontline employees every step of the way,” said Chief Financial Officer Cathy McLay.
McLay will become Translink’s Acting CEO on August 11.