The U-Pass BC program has been extended for five years after student associations from 10 public universities and colleges in Metro Vancouver voted to approve the motion. The U-Pass BC program, which began in 2010, is a partnership between the Province, TransLink, participating public post-secondary institutions and their student associations. Students holding a U-Pass BC card have access to bus, SeaBus and SkyTrain services within Metro Vancouver, as well as discounts on West Coast Express.
First Call celebrates this announcement. In our recent BC Child Poverty Report Cards, we recommended the provincial government work with local governments and transit authorities to develop a plan that will provide free public transit for minors (ages 0-18) and free or reduced-fee transit access for low income families. Check out the #AllonBoard Campaign and join us in endorsing the campaign by contacting Viveca Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.