Soft launch of the Universal Fare Gate Access Program
TransLink has announced that the Universal Fare Gate Access Program has entered its ‘soft launch’ phase, effective January 15, 2018.
From TransLink’s website:
“The Universal Fare Gate Access Program provides fare gate access for customers with a disability who are physically not able to tap fare media at SkyTrain stations and SeaBus terminals.
Eligible customers will receive a radio-frequency identification (RFID) enabled card to automatically open accessible fare gates when they move within close range.
This program is intended for customers who are:
- physically not able to tap at Compass fare gates without assistance,
- unable to tap a Compass Card using available assistive devices, and
- travelling independently.”
For more information, please visit: https://www.translink.ca/opengates.