U-Pass program gets green light at Sheridan College

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To the relief of hundreds of students, Sheridan College students voted in favour of a pass that will allow them unlimited rides on Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville’s public transit systems.

Full-time students at the college were asked to vote on the Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) program in a referendum held near the end of November.

With a U-Pass, students can now travel along routes offered by Oakville Transit, Brampton Transit and MiWay as many times as required. The program kicks off in September 2019.

All Sheridan full-time students will be charged a non-refundable fee of $197.15 each semester for the pass. By comparison, an adult PRESTO monthly pass costs $125 for Oakville Transit, $124 for Brampton Transit and $130 for MiWay.

The University of Toronto Mississauga has had a U-Pass in place since 2007, although it’s only for MiWay routes.

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It is hoped that those who currently rely or prefer traveling by their own vehicles will get on public transit and in the process save a whole lot of money. -CINEWS

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