I went to pick up my new U-Pass Compass card at UBC Robson Square this week and the Translink vending machines weren’t working. The machine just kept telling me I was ineligible, even though I am still a student. The UBC staff person at reception was able to issue my card manually though. Doesn’t bode well for the roll out of this next phase of Translink’s beleaguered electronic fare card. Maybe they can blame Mercury, it’s in retrograde too.