April 8, 2013
The discounted pass is an initiative from the government, TransLink, students and their schools, to help encourage 140,000 students to use public transit.
November 5, 2012
A former student has been charged with two counts of fraud for allegedly buying the passes from students and selling them for a profit on Craigslist. Charges could also be pressed against the students who sold their passes, police say.
September 17, 2012
The university and Metro Transit, which will operate the service, currently have a U-Pass program in place, with the agency also offering free rides for students on its Hiawatha Line to the airport.
November 28, 2011
Despite appeals and a presentation from University of Ottawa students, the OC Transpo Transit Commission refused to change the $35-per-semester fee increase to its U-pass. Students dispute the transit system’s calculations, which set the new revenue-neutral price.
Although university officials said they have not heard anything about a raise in fares yet, they are fearful that a raise in cost would result in fewer student purchases as it has in the past. The student U-Pass, which allows unlimited access to the light rail and Valley Metro's bus service, saw an increase from $80 to $150 for the 2011-2012 academic year.
October 31, 2011
As the result of an effort made to secure the future of the struggling transit pass program, students must now pay the $76 quarterly U-Pass fee instead of choosing to forfeit their pass and have the fee refunded later.
The past two years of the pilot have seen support from the students at both universities, but an agreement to satisfy all students has proven to be just out of reach.
October 17, 2011
CABS is just one way OSU is promoting a switch to a more environmentally-friendly, multimodal approach to transit to help reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and traffic congestion on campus.
July 25, 2011
Beginning in September, a universal bus pass will be mandatory for all full-time Royal Roads University students. A recent Students’ Society referendum vote on buying into the pass received support from 83 percent of students.
Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!
View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit
Hazard Analysis: The Practice of Using Cell Phones While Operating a Transit Vehicle Examining system safety principles, available information in the public domain, recent transit incidents and policies.
More white papers
The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue
Copyright © 2013 Metro Magazine. All Rights Reserved.