Memorial University U-Pass
Memorial’s Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) would provide a discounted bus program to help students travel to campus and other locations of interest. The U-Pass program is being considered based on a request from students for improved campus transportation solutions, given the challenges of parking on and commuting to campus.
A U-Pass would provide students with unlimited access to all Metrobus and GoBus routes, with expanded and enhanced service compared to the existing bus service. Similar to many major cities and universities across Canada, a U-Pass program relies on a large number of participants and is offered at a lower price compared to a semester bus pass. The increased level of investment in the U-Pass means a higher level of service to and from the university and other locations of interest to students. To accomplish this, all full-time Memorial University students registered at the St. John’s campus, Centre for Nursing Studies and Marine Institute would participate in a U-Pass program, unless they qualify for an opt-out.
Students had the opportunity to vote on the U-Pass program from February 26-28, 2019. Find out more information on the vote here.
A U-Pass information session was held on January 31, 2019 to outline the details of the proposed U-Pass program, including price, routes, opt-out information , student voting process, and more. Watch the recorded session here .