We pretty much LEAPT out of bed this morning, so thrilled that we’d be using TransLink on BART on this morning (the leaping part is a lie). But, yeah, we’re disturbingly excited at the prospect (we’re still on the N right now, so we’re counting the avenues ’till BART time).

We’ll let you know how it goes, but how about you? Did you use TransLink on BART during your commute this morning? How’d it go? Let us know by email or in the comments.

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  • eddo

    BART turned the TransLink readers on yesterday. I tagged onto BART at 24th & Mission to Embarcadero, and then to Embarcadero to Powell yesterday. I have the August Muni Fast Pass on my card so I wasn’t charnged e-cash for any of the rides.

    The TransLink readers are the same as the EZ rider readers, hold your card/wallet near the plastic circle and it should work. The handicap accessible gates have the readers located on the side of the gate instead of on the top.

  • eddo

    BART turned the TransLink readers on yesterday. I tagged onto BART at 24th & Mission to Embarcadero, and then to Embarcadero to Powell yesterday. I have the August Muni Fast Pass on my card so I wasn’t charnged e-cash for any of the rides.

    The TransLink readers are the same as the EZ rider readers, hold your card/wallet near the plastic circle and it should work. The handicap accessible gates have the readers located on the side of the gate instead of on the top.

  • Rita

    smooth as silk this morning. BOO YEAH!!! I couldn’t tell if the balance displayed on my card was correct, though — will double-check that this afternoon.

  • Rita

    smooth as silk this morning. BOO YEAH!!! I couldn’t tell if the balance displayed on my card was correct, though — will double-check that this afternoon.

  • Shane!

    Worked like a charm at 24th Street and 12th Street/City Center this morning!

  • Shane!

    Worked like a charm at 24th Street and 12th Street/City Center this morning!

  • Greg Dewar

    “Mason Powell” used it this afternoon from millbrae and it worked out fine.

  • Greg Dewar

    “Mason Powell” used it this afternoon from millbrae and it worked out fine.