The program was renewed in March 2013 until April 30, 2016 with some changes to program terms and conditions. These pages have now been updated for Spring 2014.
U-Pass BC is a universal student transit program delivered in conjunction with the Langara Students’ Union, TransLink and the Province of British Columbia. Eligible Langara students will be provided with an affordable 3-zone pass valid for all TransLink bus, Skytrain, and Seabus services throughout Metro Vancouver and discounts on West Coast Express.
The program was approved by student referendum in March 2011 with students voting 97% in favour of U-Pass BC rates up to $38 per month (the same rate previously paid by Langara students under the Vancity U-Pass Program). The program is mandatory for all Langara Students’ Union (LSU) members who meet eligibility criteria, and will automatically be added to fees upon registration. Please be advised that students are responsible for the full U-Pass BC fee whether or not a pass has been picked up for each month of the term.
The U-Pass BC program is governed by the terms and conditions of the U-Pass BC Agreement. Both new and returning students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the U-Pass BC program details as outlined on these pages. While the information presented here is meant to be descriptive of the terms and conditions within the U-Pass BC Agreement, they are not binding on Langara College, Langara Students’ Union, or TransLink.For more information, please contact the U-Pass Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
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U-Pass BC and Compass Card
However, a new, convenient and secure way to travel is coming to Metro Vancouver. When TransLink fully launches its Compass Card, the easy-to-use card will replace all of TransLink’s current passes and tickets, including U-Pass BC passes.
Compass Cards will be rolled out slowly over several months to post-secondary institutions, a few at a time, beginning in 2014. What you need to know:
- For now, you can continue to get your U-Pass BC pass the same way you always have
- TransLink will give you lots of information about how and when to acquire and link your standard adult Compass Card and how to load your U-Pass BC benefit onto it closer to when Compass is rolled out to your school
- Once you get your Compass Card, using your school credentials you’ll need to login to the Compass system after the 16th of each month to load your U-Pass BC pass in order to use transit for the next month
- To use conventional transit in Metro Vancouver, you’ll need use your Compass Card to tap in at the start of each trip and tap out at the end of each trip
Stay tuned for more details on Compass and U-Pass BC in the coming months. For more information on U-Pass BC, please visit translink.ca/u-pass. To learn more about Compass, visit translink.ca/compasscard