Translink moving on U-Pass

Translink’s board appears read to move on a single, universal transit pass or U-Pass for all post secondary students.

Lori McDonald, organizer for the Emily Carr University Student Union and one of the lead campaigners for the U-Pass, reports that Translink CEO Tom Prendergast was warm to the idea when student reps appeared before the board last week.

The U-Pass moved closer to reality last month when Premier Gordon Campbell promised to fund it province-wide, a pledge that transit blogger Stephen Rees views with suspicion. McDonald believes Translink expects Victoria to pick up the cost of a universal pass, which currently is unavailable to students at many institutions.