Media Advisory: David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf join Circulate San Diego to ask for MTS to Fix its Compass Card

For Immediate Release

Contact: Colin Parent, Cell: (858) 442-7374, cparent@circulatesd.org 

MEDIA ADVISORY: David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf join Circulate San Diego to ask for MTS to Fix its Compass Card

MTS Board Members David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf will join transit advocacy organization Circulate San Diego for a press conference to call on MTS to fix the compass card, to protect customer data, and to make the system easier and safer for customers to access. Alvarez and Zapf also released this letter to MTS detailing safety concerns and customer access issues. 

KPBS recently reported that the MTS Compass Card, the fare-card for the region’s transit system, is not PCI compliant, leaving customers vulnerable to credit card fraud.

The Compass Card system is also very unusual for a large metropolitan transit agency, because it does not allow customers to use “stored value,” a functionality to load funds on a card, to be drawn down whenever needed.

WHEN:                1 PM, Tuesday, March 8, 2016

WHERE:              At the corner of 2nd Ave and C Street, next to the City Hall Transit Station.

WHAT:                MTS Board members calling on MTS to fix the Compass Card

WHO:                  Circulate San Diego, MTS Board Members David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf

Circulate San Diego is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn, and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth.
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