I dislike Translink ‘security’.
I don’t scratch off my monthly pass because I have a FastTrax sticker in my BCIT card so there’s no need. So this one ‘security guard’ is checking everybodies’ fares. He grabs mine out of my hand, looks at it, and asks me to scratch it off without a respectful tone or even a please. Then he turns my pass over before he gives it back to reveal my BCIT student card. He said, “Or you could’ve shown me that.” Like geez, give me the chance too.
If you wanna make sure people have fares, why don’t you just do what the New York City subway does?
Moral of the story: Translink still sucks. (And always show all parts of your pass.)