If you have a Muni monthly pass and have it automatically loaded every month (autoload program or Commuter Check), you may notice that when you tagged your card today it says your fast pass expired yesterday.
I called-up Translink and asked why. The agent said that the new pass will show-up on the Translink reader screen after the 3-day grace period for the previous month's Muni pass ends. Therefore, once the 4th of the month comes along, your new pass will show-up.
I should note that this does not screw-up your free BART rides within San Francisco.
Here's an example of what happens:
- I am on reoccuring purchase of monthly Muni pass for Translink.
- On September 30th, I'm still using my September Translink e-pass.
- From October 1st to October 3rd, tagging my card still shows the September pass (expiration September 30th), but the system recognizes it as OK to ride due to the 3-day grace period.
- On October 4th, Translink reader now says pass expires on October 31st.