TransLink says it has all the kinks worked out and will be closing the remaining accessible fare gates Monday, July 25.
The transit authority says more than one in three people are now using the fare cards.
Up until now the accessible gates have been left open or there’s been an attendant helping commuters through the gates.
TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond says a long-term plan has been drawn-up.
“People can call ahead using a program that’s already in existence for people with visual impairments called the VIP program, they can call ahead and let us know ‘hey I’m at a gate can you come, help me through,’ we’ll be there within ten minutes they can call in advance.”
Desmond also says a million Compass Cards are now in active use.
It will still be a year before people unable to tap a compass card can use so-called “Proximity-sensor entrances.”
In the meantime, TransLink recommends those passengers plan ahead.