Calgary Transit Sucks!

Connect – the dots? | 04/19/2012

I just noticed these additions to the ticket machines – the new Connect ePasses will be available this summer.

OK – ranting time!
– “Approach card”??? Sounds like a Customs officer pulling you through a scanner… If they mean “Place your card here”, why don’t they SAY SO?!?

– Disposable cards will be monthly, like current monthly passes.
– Reloadable cards are going to have an extra fee charged on them.

They’re adding an electronic element to the mix – non-recyclable, I’ll wager – and they don’t think to put in an INCENTIVE, like a small discount, on the waste-saving, more environmentally-conscious reloadable cards???

-and, of course, the reloadables can only be loaded online or at the 7th Ave Transit office (or City Hall), but not at merchants.
What happens when Shaw or Telus have service disruption & you can’t load it the last night of the month & have to travel the next morning? “I’m sorry, Officer but Shaw service sucks!” isn’t likely to cut it…

What do YOU think?
Connect – good idea, bad execution?

CT info on the cards here –


Posted in Calgary, Transit


  1. And of course, over a year later, they still aren’t in place due to bugs…just like the digital train signs that don’t work half the time. Add on all the wonderful, new expensive art…what am I paying for again?

    Comment by Bruce — 08/16/2013 @ 8:59 am

  2. Its now July 2015 and the whole thing got cancelled……..FOR THE SECOND TIME!!!!!!!

    Comment by Calgary Transit Disliker — 07/24/2015 @ 1:52 am

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