Ridership in Vancouver's Translink system is down since COVID-19, so to get people interested in taking the bus again, they're dropping a limited-edition Dr. Bonnie Henry bus pass that you're going to want to get your clean, freshly washed hands on.
Bearing her endearing sign off, "Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe," these new compass cards were just announced on Monday, September 14 and they're going to be so highly coveted, that they'll be just like the new wristband that totally sold out in 2018.
By wearing a mask on transit, you are looking out for each other and demonstrating to those around you that you care about their health too.
Dr. Bonnie Henry
B.C's provincial health officer approves of the new pass and loves that it's now mandatory to wear a mask on public transit in the city.
Translink's ridership is sitting at 43% pre-pandemic levels and they want to build it up again.
They've taken a number of steps to make the system safe for customers, including increased cleaning, deploying special sanitation teams, and restricting access at gates to make sure the skytrains aren't too crowded.