Kwantlen U-Pass BC / MultiPass
On June 9, 2010, the Province of British Columbia announced the establishment of a universal "U-Pass BC" transit program at a discounted rate of $30 per month for post-secondary students studying in Metro Vancouver. The program provides system-wide transit access including bus, SeaBus and SkyTrain, as well as discounts on the West Coast Express.
At Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the U-Pass BC program is a partnership between The University, Translink and the Kwantlen Student Association. In February 2011, the Kwantlen Student Association held a student referendum to determine whether the U-Pass BC program would be adopted as a part of a MultiPass program which includes additional services and benefits. The MultiPass program was approved at referendum and will be implemented at Kwantlen in late August for the beginning of the fall 2011 semester.
What is a U-Pass BC and what is a MultiPass?
The U-Pass BC program is a universal transit program for post-secondary students studying in Metro Vancouver. The program provides system-wide transit access at a discounted rate including access to bus, SeaBus and SkyTrain, as a well as discounts on the West Coast Express. Passed by the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) through a student referendum in February 2011, the MultiPass provides additional benefits and services to Kwantlen. Some of the additional benefits and services include:
- A campus-to-campus shuttle program
- Discounted fitness centre passes
- A car sharing program
- Bicycle lockers
For more information, please visit the KSA web site