They’re lasting – and useful – souvenirs of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – and make great stocking stuffers for Christmas.  TransLink’s six-week Games Transit Passes go on sale Friday, November 27, at participating FareDealer locations around the Lower Mainland.

The credit-card-sized plastic cards carry winter sport images, and will sell for 1.5 times the price of a regular FareCard: $110 for a one-zone pass, $149 for two zones, $204 for three zones, and $63 for the Concession fare; they’ll be valid from Feb. 8-March 21, 2010 – the period just before until just after the Games.

Games Transit Passes are only available while supplies last, and, also at participating FareDealer locations, come with a limited-edition TransLink Games Time “Z-Card” map, which shows event venues and transportation routes as well as the regular transit services in the region.  You can find the FareDealer location nearest you by going online to Fares and Passes 

Businesses may also purchase the souvenir Transit Passes in bulk orders of 25 or more (or $3000 or over): ordering information can be found online at 2010 Games

It’s been said that the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be the “greenest” games ever, and one way to ensure that is to consider options to driving alone when travelling around the Lower Mainland during Games Time.  The six-week Games Transit Passes are a great way to remind people about smart travel choices and help create a true 2010 Legacy that will last for generations.