U-Pass for the working class: Sign the petition

Transit fares have been going up every year. It's $174 for a three-zone pass, the low-income pass is only available for seniors, and even 5 year-olds have to pay for transit.

It doesn’t cost much to reduce fares. Free fares for kids in the city of Vancouver would cost TransLink $10.5 million, low-income passes $27.5 million, and middle income passes, between $20-40 million. The total cost for these U-Passes for will be well under $80 million.

The recently announced increase in Vancouver’s portion of the carbon tax -- over $100 million/year -- would pay for this entire program. Up to 40,000 of commuters will shift from cars to transit, taking tens of thousands of cars off the roads in Vancouver.

Read the detailed plan here: U-Pass for the working class

We the undersigned are calling on Vancouver city council and the Province of BC to use Carbon Tax revenues to work toward free transit by:

1) Eliminating fares for kids under 18

2) Extending the free BC Bus Pass to all residents with low-income

3) Extending the $41/month U-Pass to all residents with middle-income 

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    translink forgets itself, and that it should be a service that offers tangible access to work, resources, and a better quality of life for those most impacted by the housing crises, racialization and colonization, and COVID-19.


    Utilizing cops to extort near $200 fees from the public for not having an appropriate ticket for two stops is criminal. It sounds like, feels like, and behaves like a corporation that knows it has a monopoly on transit in lower mainland.


    Police presence is only increasing on transit, as they hope to expand services to UBC. Maybe they should be thinking of reallocating resources to provide safer rides for the public before making suggestions to expand, and not further harming BIPOC users of transit.
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    @7leninvan tweeted link to U-Pass Petition. 2018-10-08 15:47:01 -0700
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    Eric Lescarbeau
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    Make it free and like in some countries in Europe .more people will ride it if free or low coast. Easy to make city greener faster then . Everyone in car and more on bus