Monday, May 25, 2009

Opus Card User's Guide: Part 2 Of 2

File photo: When first introduced in the fall of 2008, people rushed to buy the Opus card. It has become very popular with monthly pass users, officials say. Starting in June, Société de transport de Montréal will only sell monthly passes to Opus card holders. Photograph by: ., The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Where to buy it, is it obligatory and when will the glitches get fixed?

Squeaky Wheels deals with many questions about the Opus "smart card," which lets you put various transit passes and tickets on one card to commute in and around Montreal. Even though the card's phase-in is well under way, some readers still have basic questions, and serious doubts. Last week, in the first of this two-part user's guide, we explained what the card is, how to use it, what its biggest flaw is and how it compares to other transit systems. Part 2 of the guide tells you where to buy the card, whether it's obligatory and when the problems with Opus might be fixed.

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