TransLink chooses its Compass card beta testers
TransLink has started sending out emails to all those who signed up to beta test its controversial Compass Card.
Unsurprisingly, I got a big fat rejection letter. (I wonder why?)
However, lots of eager transit boosters are looking forward to the chance to test the system before it's rolled out to the general populous.
Awesome!!! Got picked for the #CompassBetaTest !!— Goggles (@chatkiller) August 26, 2013
As far as I can tell, just about every transit rider I follow in Metro YVR got in to the #CompassBetaTest. Congrats all!— Zachary Ziegler (@ziggzagzac) August 26, 2013
Let’s get #CompassBetaTest rolling! Can’t wait to start testing in the coming weeks.— Alex Gaio (@alex_gaio) August 26, 2013
Some of those chosen as testers still seem a little uncertain about how it will go.
Got in the #CompassBetaTest let's see how it compares to other card systems I've used. I'm prepared to be critical, these never launch well.— Bryan Ottho (@BOttho) August 26, 2013
And I am apparently not the only transit rider suffering disappointment today.
No Compass Card beta testing for this gwai lo. :( #CompassBetaTest— Richard Eriksson (@sillygwailo) August 26, 2013
Straight.com acting editor Travis Lupick also applied for TransLink’s Compass beta test program under the newspaper’s name—no luck with that application either.
Were you among the 5,000 testers chosen? Are you looking forward to the experience?