VANCOUVER — The province is putting forward nearly $35 million to extend its discounted transit program to all public colleges and universities in Metro Vancouver.
According to a news release from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the government has committed $34.5 million to help TransLink offset the costs of the U-Pass B.C. over the next three years, so students can purchase a transit pass for $35 per month — saving them between $56 and $135 each month.
The discounted pass is an initiative from the government, TransLink, students and their schools, to help encourage 140,000 students to use public transit. Continue reading