Compass Fares are lower than we expected…

Did I miss an announcement? It’s totally possible, I’ve been absent from this discussion for awhile.

When I previously wrote about the Compass Fare Hikes (as I’ve called them) in 2013, TransLink had announced that Compass Card would provide “a discount of up to 14 per cent over cash fares.”  On a $2.75 one-zone cash fare, this meant a maximum discount of 38.5 cents, or a one-zone Compass fare of $2.36.

I see nothing else on the Buzzer blog between then and now about a change.

And, yet, on the latest version of the Compass fare page on TransLink’s site, we see this table:

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Did TransLink get cold feet on giving us a fare hike? Or is their leadership finally listening to the public?  Either way, this is an encouraging development.

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