A new U-Pass contract has been issued by Translink that will take effect May 1st of this year. After a great deal of advocacy by your Student Association, the new contract freezes the current U-Pass fee at its current rate. A referendum will be held from January 30th – February 2nd to allow you to make a decision on this proposal. If you are in Full-Time Studies and registered in courses in the months of January or February, you’re eligible to vote.
In the past, depending on the year, the monthly price increase of the program has ranged from $1.25 to $5.00. This proposal marks the first time that there has been no price increase for the program. This means that if the program is renewed, the monthly U-Pass BC cost will remain the same at least until the end of 2019, and possibly longer.
The Student Association of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) currently collects $41 per month from students eligible for the U-Pass BC program. The authority to collect this fee will expire on April 30th, 2018. The BCIT Student Association, in conjunction with other Student Associations, has negotiated an extension to the existing contract, with no price increase. The new proposed contract is for the Student Association of BCIT to continue collecting the existing $41 per month fee beyond April 30th, 2018. Are you in favour of the Student Association of BCIT continuing to collect the existing U-Pass BC fee stated above from all eligible students?
Voting will be open from:
January 30-Feb 2, 2018
Log in to your my.bcit.ca account to vote during this period if you are a Full-time student and registered in courses in January or February.