Carleton, uOttawa students living in Quebec ineligible for U-Pass

September 16, 2010

Students who attend university in Ottawa and reside in Gatineau are not eligible for OC Transpo's pilot U-Pass program because Gatineau is under the jurisdiction of a separate transit authority, which has not signed on to the program. A Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) spokesperson says the deal was too expensive for the transit authority, which already offers its own discount pass for students under 21. Student unions at Carleton and uOttawa have been fielding complaints from students disqualified from the program. Students will try to get the STO to join the program when the pilot comes up for review next summer. CBC