Compass is a durable, reloadable electronic fare card that will replace TransLink’s current paper passes and tickets. Your U-Pass BC will be integrated into the Compass system and change how you get your U-Pass BC benefit every month.
1) Get a Compass Card starting May 16th
Compass Cards are available starting May 16th from any U-Pass BC machine location: UBC Bookstore, Old SUB or UBC Robson Square.
2) Link your Compass Card and U-Pass BC online
Once you have a Compass Card, you will need to link it to your U-Pass BC account to use it as a monthly transit pass:
- Visit translink.ca
- Request your U-Pass BC benefit for June (and subsequently for each month)
- Allow up to 24 hours for activation
Since it can take up to 24 hours for Compass Cards to be linked to a U-Pass BC account, be sure to log in and request your benefit well in advance of June 1st. Don’t get stuck without a transit pass!
3) Start riding transit with Compass on June 1st
Tap in and tap out every time you enter and exit a bus or station, including when you transfer.
Remember to request your U-Pass BC benefit online each month, on or after the 16th, to ride transit in the following month.
For more information about your U-Pass BC and the Compass Card please visit planning.ubc.ca/upass.