The Universal Transit Pass
The "U" in U-Pass BC stands for "Universal". A U-Pass BC gives students access to bus, SeaBus and SkyTrain services within Metro Vancouver, as well as discounts on West Coast Express.
On December 6, 2012, student associations, with the support of TransLink and the Government of BC, announced the renewal of the U-Pass BC program from April 2013 to April 2016.
Renewed U-Pass BC Program
The current U-Pass BC program expires in March 2013.
The proposed new monthly rate of U-Pass BC is:
- $35 from May 2013 to April 2014
- $36.75 from May 2014 to April 2015 and
- $38 from May 2015 to April 2016.
From January to March 2013, students of participating post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver will have an opportunity to vote in a referendum to continue their participation in the U-Pass BC program. If successful, all eligible students of participating post-secondary institutions will be required to purchase the U-Pass BC as part of their student fees.
Check with your student association to learn how you can have your say in your school's referendum.
About U-Pass BC
Through a partnership between the Province of British Columbia, TransLink and BC Transit, the new U-Pass BC program is open to all public, post-secondary schools across the province. We're the first province in Canada to have a truly "Universal" U-Pass!
Eleven post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver are eligible to participate in the program (University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Capilano University, Langara College, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver Community College, Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and the Justice Institute of BC).
Want more information?
Check out our U-Pass FAQs for all the details on the new U-Pass BC program or check with the student society at your school.
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