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Old 10-15-2013, 10:10 PM   #301
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Originally Posted by shawnly1000 View Post

Way to cheat Translink?s Compass card system discovered - BC | system whose goal/intent is to reduce fare evasion and presumably the need for transit security/police to do manual checks, but we'll see need transit security/police to do fare checks
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:08 AM   #302
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so i've been out of this thread for a bit but has anyone considered the following scenerio:

Joe takes the bus from metrotown to Dunbar every day.
Now he has a 2 zone bus pass to prove that he's a resident in zone 2 ( i know zones are not numbered but lets assume surrey and east is zone 3 , burnaby/tricities/richmond is zone 2 , vancouver is zone 1).
What is stopping joe from "tapping-in" at Metrotown bus loop at which point translink withdraws $5 (cost of a 3 zone fair) from his account and "tapping out" just prior to 49th at Boundary at which point transit will credit $2.50 back to his account resulting in a 1 zone fair of $2.50.
Then Joe continues to remain on the bus for the rest of the journey.

It's no different from people who ride a bus from Waterfront to Metrotown, and only pay for a 1 zone fare. I've been on a bus or two where the driver actually stops at the boundary and goes through the bus and checks if everyone has paid for 2 zones.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:13 AM   #303
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Translink really need to fast track the abolishment of the current zone system, and adopt a more reasonable travel distance-based fare structure. Of course, given the track record of these fxxkers, that'll probably cost us another $10-12M... (and it would still be flawed...)
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