U-Pass BC  Referendum Newsletter January 2013

On January 28, 29 and 30 - Douglas students will have a chance to go to vote on the continuation of the U-Pass BC program.  


The current U-Pass BC program expires March 2013 and in order for students to continue to participate and get all the benefits of the U-Pass, students must approve the new fees for 2013, 2014 and 2015.


Voting Days are:

January 28 10am to 5pm - NWC Concourse - DLC AB Atrium

January 29 10am to 7pm - NWC Outside of Library - DLC AB Atrium

January 30 10am to 7pm - NWC Concourse - DLC AB Atrium

* You will need your Douglas Student ID to vote *



What are we voting on?

You will be voting on whether you want to continue the U-Pass BC program with a few increases to the fee.

Essentially - if you want to continue to have the U-Pass you vote YES to the following question.

If you don't want to continue to have the U-Pass and go back to the regular 3-zone farecards, you vote NO to the following question.

"Are you in favour of authorizing the Douglas Students' Union to collect a fee of $35 per month of study for students eligible for the U-Pass BC Program beginning May 1, 2013, with an increase of the fee to $36.75 beginning May 1, 2014 and increase of the fee to $38 on May 1, 2015?"

Didn't we just get the U-Pass?

Yes, but the current U-Pass BC program will expire at the end of March 2013. In order to renew participation in the U-Pass BC program until 2015, students will need to vote to continue participation in the program. The timeline for the referendum is dependent on individual student association. Please contact your student association for more information regarding your referendum dates.

Read More >

What are the benefits of the U-Pass?

  • A discounted price of $35/month from May 2013-April 2014, which is a $56 to $135 savings, dependent on number of zones, from a regular price adult fare for the first year.
  • Unlimited access to all services provided by TransLink in all 3 zones in Metro Vancouver including buses, Seabus, Skytrain and Canada Line.
  • Additional discounts for West Coast Express.
  • Continues to provide affordable transit for students.
  • Encourages students to incorporate public transit into their lifestyle
  • Reduces the number of cars on the road, traffic congestion, and emission of greenhouses.

Read more >

Full List of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Be sure to visit our website and read the full FAQ.

This is a joint effort by the following student unions:


DSU LogoBCIT Student Association LogoSFU LogoLSU Logo


You're receiving this because you're an awesome engaged student and/or you subscribed via our site. Questions? AskUs@uPassBC2013.ca | Tel: 604.773.2136

Follow us on Twitter Visit us on Facebook

   Web version  |  Edit your subscription   |  Unsubscribe Tweet Like Forward