CBC investigation uncovers illicit reselling of U-Passes in Metro Vancouver

May 26, 2009

A CBC News investigation found 35 students in Metro Vancouver selling U-Passes on Craigslist, even though the discounted transit passes come with photo ID and are non-transferable, and selling them violates the terms of use. The investigation also discovered that bus drivers don't usually check the U-Pass photo against its holder. To curb the problem, the director of the city program at Simon Fraser University suggests TransLink assign a transit police officer to occasionally e-mail warnings to U-Pass sellers running ads online, and to carry out regular fare checks on buses and SkyTrains. CBC