Do you hate having to dig your Compass card out of your wallet every time you get on the bus or SkyTrain?
TransLink may have the answer for you.
On Friday, the transportation agency is launching a new way to tap in and out: Compass Mini.
Compass Mini looks like a regular Compass card, but is smaller and can be clipped on to a key chain or backpack, and works the same way as the traditional card or the limited edition Compass wristbands TransLink launched last year.
The Minis will be available at the Stadium-Chinatown customer service office starting at 7:30 a.m. or the West Coast Express office in Waterfront station at 6:45 a.m. Friday.
TransLink is releasing 5,000 adult Compass Minis and 2,500 concession fare Minis.
Just like a regular Compass card, they require a refundable, $6 deposit.
When TransLink launched the tap-ready Compass wristbands in 2018 they quickly sold out amid hot demand. The agency produced another 10,000 of the units early this year which also quickly disappeared.