Starting May 22, TransLink’s fare gates will accept Visa and Mastercard credit cards, as well as mobile wallets as payment.
The transit authority says the tap-to-pay option will help with ticket line-ups, digging for change, or worrying about zones for riders who don’t have a Compass Card.
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But, TransLink is warning riders to only tap the card you want charged, not a wallet or phone case with multiple cards inside. This will ensure the correct card is charged once the technology goes live.
If a customer presents more than one card to a card reader, the system will charge the first card it detects, which may not be the one the customer intended for payment.