Important Notice Re: BC Bus Pass holders in TransLink Service Area

The following notice is from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation:

In the past, BC Bus Pass clients received a new bus pass in the mail each year in December. This year, the BC Bus Pass clients will pay their renewal fee and their 2015 benefit will be activated at any Sky Train station once they tap their Compass Card after December 11, 2014. The 2015 benefits cannot be used to ride the bus and/or skytrain until January 1, 2015. 2014 benefits will remain valid until December 31, 2014.

Your Compass Card will last you up to 20 years, so please do not throw out your card at the end of each calendar year as the funds you pay to the BC Bus Pass Program will be reloaded to that same card. Card benefits can be activated as of December 11, 2014 at a Skytrain station for use as of January 1, 2015.