U-Pass returning for postsecondary students in Metro Vancouver, differences between schools

August 31, 2020
Following closely on the heels of students in Kingston, Ontario, postsecondary students from Metro Vancouver will have access to a universal transit pass when classes resume next month. The student unions, institutions, and TransLink negotiated during the summer semester to determine a viable way to continue the program, given that it is used by students for non-academic travel as well. The Vancouver Sun explains that the program will be applied differently depending on which of the 10 participating public institutions a student attends, with some institutions limiting access based on students’ home residence or level of participation in on-campus classes.  Vancouver Sun  (BC)