Translink has provided an update on its troubled Compass Card problem, and it doesn’t look good.
CKNW reported on Translink’s review of the Compass Card last week, saying the company hired to run the card was still improving speed and reliability.
The update today doesn’t share much that’s new — that Cubic Transportation in San Diego is still working out some kinks.
The statement, which quotes Chief Operating Officer Doug Kelsey, still does not say when the general public will get the Compass Card.
That was supposed to happen last fall.
The project is also over-budget by $24 million, and its guiding force, Mike Madill, is leaving the company.
But Translink stresses Madill’s departure has nothing to do with delays in the Compass Card rollout.
The company says Madill has been promoted to an executive position at Coast Mountain Bus company, a move that had been in the works for some time.
Translink says it will provide us with another update in October.