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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #375 on: June 24, 2018, 10:04:46 AM »
Why is it called the trolley if it's essentially a lightrail? Does it run on the same area that the trolley cars used to?

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #376 on: June 24, 2018, 01:38:22 PM »
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Why is it called the trolley if it's essentially a lightrail? Does it run on the same area that the trolley cars used to?

Trolley is just another name for a tram or light rail used in North America and because its powered using a trolley pole.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #377 on: July 01, 2018, 02:12:48 PM »
Passes for the trolley for SDCC are now available. $20 for a five-day pass.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #378 on: July 04, 2018, 11:42:05 AM »
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Passes for the trolley for SDCC are now available. $20 for a five-day pass.

[member=5514]Abby_Normal[/member] - can you purchase them online? Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #379 on: July 04, 2018, 12:18:32 PM »
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[member=5514]Abby_Normal[/member] - can you purchase them online? Thanks for the heads up.

If you don't care about the special edition pass you can use the app. $5 a day is the normal fare price so it's not like it was a deal in the first place.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #380 on: July 04, 2018, 12:24:44 PM »
you can buy them online and on the app - it's a bit tricky as their app is very unintuitive, but it's handy because if there's a spot check for tickets on the trolley, you just can show your phone.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #381 on: July 04, 2018, 02:41:41 PM »
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you can buy them online and on the app - it's a bit tricky as their app is very unintuitive, but it's handy because if there's a spot check for tickets on the trolley, you just can show your phone.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #382 on: July 04, 2018, 08:27:42 PM »
I'd just use the app if you're from out of town and just delete it after you leave. They make you buy a mts card for two bucks to reload as you go. Or you can buy the con pass at a mts booth.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #383 on: July 04, 2018, 09:06:06 PM »
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If you don't care about the special edition pass you can use the app. $5 a day is the normal fare price so it's not like it was a deal in the first place.

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It is a deal. You get a day free. It's $20 and it covers Wed-Thurs. All the special SDCC ones are discounted, but it's less a discount as you drop days.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #384 on: July 05, 2018, 11:42:32 AM »
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It is a deal. You get a day free. It's $20 and it covers Wed-Thurs. All the special SDCC ones are discounted, but it's less a discount as you drop days.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #385 on: July 13, 2018, 07:56:25 PM »
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It is a deal. You get a day free. It's $20 and it covers Wed-Thurs. All the special SDCC ones are discounted, but it's less a discount as you drop days.

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All the multiday passes are discounted.  Including the regular ones.  In fact, if I remember right, the comic-con passes are more expensive than the regular multiday passes up to 4 days.  There isn't a regular 5 day multiday pass but a 4 day multiday pass + $5 for the 5th day is the same price as the 5 day comic-con pass.

To everyone who hasn't ridden the trolley lately, somethings have changed.

1) You can buy a compass pass for $2 directly from a machine now.  No need to go to the supermarket anymore.
2) The machines only give $5 worth of change.  So paying with a $20 isn't a good idea.
3) It should work, but the machines don't accept any of my credit cards anymore.  They used to.  So I don't know what's going on there.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #386 on: July 13, 2018, 09:08:22 PM »
Here is a link to this year's information. The passes are the dumbest looking ever, did they think they were for fashion week? The extended hours for each line are posted here too.

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Commemorative Passes Available June 18!
Pick up your commemorative passes at the Transit Store starting Monday, June 18. The Transit Store is located on the ground level of the 12th & Imperial Transit Center, and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The passes will also be sold at select Trolley stations during Comic-Con, as outlined below:

Wednesday, July 18:

Stadium Station: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Fashion Valley Transit Center: 2 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Old Town Transit Center: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Convention Center Station: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Gaslamp Quarter Station: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday, July 19:

Grantville Station: 6 a.m. to Noon
Stadium Station: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hazard Center Station: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fashion Valley Transit Center: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Old Town Transit Center: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Convention Center Station: Noon to 9 p.m.
Gaslamp Quarter Station: Noon to 9 p.m.
Friday, July 20:

Grantville Station: 6 a.m. to Noon
Stadium Station: 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hazard Center Station: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fashion Valley Transit Center: 6:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Old Town Transit Center: 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Convention Center Station: Noon to 9 p.m.
Gaslamp Quarter Station: Noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 21:

Stadium Station: 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hazard Center Station: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fashion Valley Transit Center: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Old Town Transit Center: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Convention Center Station: Noon to 10 p.m.
Gaslamp Quarter Station: Noon to 10 p.m.
Subject to availability - locations and times may change without notice.
Use your phone as your transit pass with Compass Cloud

**Compass Cloud is accepted on all buses and Trolleys.

To purchase special event Comic-Con passes on Compass Cloud, select the ‘Special Event’ service, then select the preferred pass type. Please note that Comic-Con special event passes can’t be activated until 7/19, and are only valid for consecutive days within the duration of Comic-Con, July 18 – 22). Be sure to purchase the right number of days for intended use! (ex. A 4-day pass is for 7/19-7/22) Comic-Con passes will be available on Compass Cloud starting July 1.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #387 on: March 06, 2019, 11:27:06 AM »
 I have read uber/lyft will be impossible to catch d/t the high volume of ppl catching them. Will lyft and uber still be available during comic con week?

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #388 on: March 06, 2019, 11:33:33 AM »
I usually take Lyft from/to the airport and have never had issues getting one, even on Sunday afternoon when basically the entire downtown populace is trying to catch a flight out. As to during actual Comic Con hours, with all the road closures and slow ass traffic, it's best to be picked up / dropped off a few blocks away from the convention center. For instance, around Manchester Grand Hyatt.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #389 on: March 06, 2019, 11:35:05 AM »
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I have read uber/lyft will be impossible to catch d/t the high volume of ppl catching them. Will lyft and uber still be available during comic con week?

I have had no problem using Uber/Lyft during SDCC hours. I just set pick up/drop off to a few blocks away.
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