UManitoba, UWinnipeg students advocacy yields retention of student transit pass

March 27, 2020

University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg students have succeeded in their efforts to save the universal transit pass (U-Pass) that allowed students to access public transportation at a discounted rate. Originally introduced in 2016, the U-Pass was funded through student fees and gave students unlimited access to public transit services from September through April. During discussions for Winnipeg’s new four-year budget, however, the city had planned to scrap the program and instead bring in a low-income bus pass and transit fare for children under 12. However, citing student advocacy, the city decided to reverse the decision, but with the caveat that students will have to pay more for the pass. UManitoba | Global News (MB)