Compass test winds down for some users 0
Compass Card system is currently in beta testing. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)
Compass beta users who have run out of funds on their test cards are out of luck — TransLink says they'll have to sit out the remainder of the test that runs until October.
On Sept. 9, 10,000 beta users set out to test the system to identify bugs and allow TransLink to gather a database of preliminary user information.
Mike Madill, a vice-president at the transport authority, said by e-mail that some users have run out of the stored value in their cards.
“When testers notice their value is down to $0, their cards will no longer work and their participation in the test ends,” he said.
“This is great news, as it means they’ve been busy tapping in and tapping out over the last couple of weeks.”
Madill added the used-up cards could be kept as souvenirs by testers.