Breakthrough on U-Pass: $30 a month for all post-secondary students

A rare piece of unqualified good news for public transit and students: a universal transit pass province-wide for all post-secondary students.

Today’s announcement by Premier Gordon Campbell delivers on his pre-election promise for a universal pass and is a huge win for student activists, particularly at Vancouver’s Vancouver Community College and Emily Carr University.

They kept up good-humoured but unceasing pressure on Campbell and Transporation Minister Shirley Bond — on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and even with a giant pink cake — to deliver on the pledge.