U-Pass Referendum 2019

And the results are in…

The referendum saw a resounding 1561 students voting to renew the U-Pass, out of 1749 votes cast by BCIT students.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.

U-Pass Information

The U-Pass BC program has existed since 2011 and the current rate of $41 per monthh has been in place since May 1, 2017.

Student Associations in Metro Vancouver have coordinated with the Province of British Columbia and TransLink, the regional transportation authority, to secure a long-term renewal for the U-Pass BC program until April 30, 2025.

Important Note:

A majority NO vote will result in the discontinuation of the U-Pass BC program at BCIT as of January 1, 2020.

Official Question students will vote on:

“Do you agree to continue the U-Pass BC program for all eligible members at $41 per month as of January 1, 2020, increasing to $42.50 per month as of May 1, 2020; and allow for up to a 2% annual increase with fees rounded to the nearest nickel thereafter?

Yes / No

If  you Vote YES, the Student Monthly Rate

Jan 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020 – $41.00
May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021 – $42.50
May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022 – $43.35
May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023 – $44.20
May 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024 – $45.10
May 1, 2024 – April 30, 2025 – $46.00

For more information, please contact smcgillivray@bcitsa.ca