Bus Pass Referendum

by uwchevron

Author: Aidan Coward

As part of the coming Feds elections, a referendum regarding the continuation of the university-wide bus pass through Grand River Transit (GRT) will be in progress. It was prompted by an increase in the cost of the bus pass, already significantly less expensive for students than if bought individually and even cheaper than if standard fares were paid. By cancelling the contract, GRT will not have the resources to justify the current coverage around the university and would likely provide lower-quality service to the student community, an obvious disadvantage. If the bus pass is cancelled, either students will have to pay more for less service from the GRT, or arrange their own transportation to and from campus. Currently, the bus pass is an excellent service and should not be taken lightly.