What is a Breeze Card?
- an electronic card similiar to a credit\debit card
- used to pay your fare
- can be reloaded over and over
- carries 30 day passes, tickets, and even e-cash
How does is work?
- a microchip inside your card stores all of the information
- a simple tap on the target of the farebox reads the chip
- screen of farebox tells you the remaining balance on your card
Why should I get a Breeze Card?
- Your Breeze Card is “smart"
- You always have exact change and you always pay the ‘best fare’
- If you lose your registered Breeze Card, you don’t lose the value on your card
- Your Breeze Card can be personalized
- You can configure your Breeze Card so the farebox messages you see are provided in your choice of 16 languages
- You can arrange to have the messages displayed a little longer or the sounds a little louder to accommodate your own special needs
- Your Breeze Card can be loaded by our vendors, by phone, and (coming soon) online
Are there different kinds of Breeze Cards?
There are 2 different types of Breeze Cards
Reloadable Breeze Cards: can be reloaded over and over with passes, pre-paid rides, and e-cash
Reloadable Breeze cards are available for : Senior, Adult, Post-Secondary, Youth and Access-a-Ride
Non-reloadable Breeze Cards or "Disposable" Breeze Cards : carry a few rides or a short-term pass
How much do they cost?
- $5 dollars per card
- plus price of your choice of fare ( pass, tickets, e-cash)
Where can I purchase my Breeze Card and put value on it?
At your regular ticket and pass outlet:
||910 - 4th ave South|
||619 4th Ave North|
||500 11th St South|
||301-4th Ave South|
|Paramount Smoke Shop
||713 4th Ave South|
||319 5th Street South|
||1509 - 9th Ave South|
||1475 St.Edward Blvd North|
|Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre
||1904- 13th Ave North|
|Lethbridge Vehicle Licensing & Registry
||Student Association Office|
|University of Lethbridge
||Student Union Service Centre|
|Prescription Centre West
||30 Jerry Potts Blvd West|
|Shoppers Drug Mart
||110 Columbia Blvd West|
|Shoppers Drug Mart
||380 University Drive West|
Does My Breeze Card Have an Expiry Date?
- Adult, Senior & Access-A-Ride - set 5 years from ISSUE date of card
- Post-Secondary & Youth - Must be renewed each year with valid proof of age/ student ID
If your Breeze Card is showing "EXPIRED CARD" on the farebox, please bring your card to City Hall or the Transit Office to have it renewed. There is no charge for renewal, please bring valid ID.
Can I still use cash to pay my fare?
What if I need to transfer to another bus?
- Date and time automatically encoded on your card
- No need to ask for transfer unless paying by cash
- Must board second bus within hour of original trip
- Additional riders must ask for paper transfers
What happens if my Breeze Card gets damaged?
- You can swap your damaged Breeze Card for a new one without charge at the Transit Office.
What is Card Registration and Why Should I Do It?
- Register via phone, web, or fill out a form and give it to our vendors or drivers
- Completely confidential
- Offers you Lost Card Value Protection
- Allows you to get a Transit Pass Income Tax Receipt
Click the link below to register your breeze card now:
What Happens if I Lose My Breeze Card?
- Purchase a new card for a $5.00 Fee
- Transfer balance from card onto your new card (if card is registered only)
For more information on the new Breeze Card, please check our our brochure
Electronic Fare Card Naming Contest winner!
Lethbridge Transit decided to open the naming of the new Electronic Fare Card up to the public and the riders. People had the opportunity from June 29th to July 29 to enter a contest and tell Transit what the new card should be called. Over 450 entries were recieved! A team of people at Transit went through all those entries and narrowed it down to 3 favourites. A focus group was then held with a collection of transit riders and a consenses was reached.
On September 1st, the new card was unveiled and the winner, James Forbes, was given his prizes - a one year transit pass and an iPad2 donated by Pattison Outdoor Advertising. James suggested that we name the card “The Breeze”. On James’ contest entry, he stated “A notable feature of day-to-day life in Lethbridge has to be the wind. That’s the first reason why the name Breeze is so appropriate for a Lethbridge Transit card. But the convenience of an electronic card, as well as the efficiency of the transit system, will make it “a breeze” to use.” James, we couldn’t agree more!
Thanks to everyone who entered our contest and congrats to James for being the lucky winner