The Compass card, the contactless fare card launched in May by the San Diego Association of Governments, has so far not lived up to expectations. Software bugs have delayed a full rollout of the card by San Diego County’s largest transit operator. The Metropolitan Transit System, which carries 290,000 riders daily on its buses and trolleys, had planned to phase in the card July 1. It’s now looking at an October launch.
In 2002, the San Diego Association of Governments teamed up with Cubic Corp. to develop the new fare card. The agency wanted to complete it by 2006. One spokesperson believes many, if not all, of the software problems may have been patched late last week when Cubic completed a system upgrade.
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