TransLink is set and ready to be used on Caltrain as a fare payment method. Customers are invited to come onboard with the card that allows them to pay fares on multiple transit systems. TransLink cards and value can be purchased from retailers, including most Walgreens stores, as well as at the two Caltrain ticket offices in San Francisco and San Jose, and at the Caltrain administrative offices at 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos. The TransLink card costs $5 or is free if you sign up for Autoload when ordering your card through the TransLink website. Caltrain customers can add Monthly passes and 8-ride tickets to their cards, as well as cash, which can be used on Caltrain and four other Bay Area transit systems: Muni, BART, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, and AC Transit. As part of a regional effort, Caltrain will be moving from paper passes to TransLink, gradually eliminating paper Monthly passes and 8-ride tickets by the end of January 2011. TransLink can be used with transit benefit programs, such as Commuter Check and WageWorks. Transit benefit vouchers can be used to purchase both passes and cash value to be added to your TransLink card. To use the card, customers simply touch or “tag” their TransLink cards to the card readers at stations before they board the train and “tag off” at the readers when they reach their destination. For more information about TransLink, please visit http://www.translink.org/ or call 1.877.878.8883.