Jun 9, 2010

Langara College students can look forward to significant savings this fall as the U-Pass decreases to $30 per month for 3-zone access starting September 1st 2010. Currently, Langara College students pay $38 per month. As a comparison, a regular bus pass costs $81 per month for a single zone.

The discounted rate is part of the new universal U-Pass transit program announced by Premier Gordon Campbell this morning. Previously, only Langara College, Capilano University, UBC and SFU had access to the U-Pass program.

"The U-Pass Program has been a great success at Langara College over the past two years. This expansion means more students across Metro Vancouver will have the same access to affordable and sustainable transportation that our students currently enjoy. We are very pleased that support from the Province and TransLink will mean greater savings for our students," says Raymond Yeung, Langara College U-Pass and Transportation Coordinator.

In partnership with BC Transit and Translink, the Province of BC is the first province in Canada to offer a universal U-Pass transit program to all students in public post-secondary institutions. The new program fulfills the Province’s commitment to give BC students access to affordable transit and will benefit 26 publicly funded post-secondary institutions, affecting nearly 439,000 students province-wide.

The Langara U-Pass Program is a transit program for the Langara Students’ Union (LSU) members that provide students with 3-zone access to Translink Bus, Skytrain, and Seabus services throughout Metro Vancouver and discounts on West Coast Express.

Learn more.
Langara College U-Pass
e-mail upass_admin@langara.bc.ca