Transit users can rejoice.
After lengthy delays, the Compass Card system is in full swing starting later today.
After a two year delay and cost over-runs Compass Cards are now widely available.
Cards will be available at all SkyTrain and West Coast Express Compass Vending Machines as well as the Sea Bus terminals downtown and in North Vancouver.
They can also be purchased online, and at various locations like select London Drugs stores.
Over 250 thousand people are already tapping in.
The initial budget for the system was 171 million dollars but rocketed to 191 million by the end of it.