Who says nothing in life is free? Not BC Transit… if you’re a high school graduate, that is.
BC Transit is offering free rides for any two days in June to high school students in over 50 communities across the province.
The offer is part of BC Transit’s GradPASS program, which is now in its 30th year.
“Congratulations to B.C.’s newest high school graduates. I hope grads will take advantage of this excellent opportunity for free transit,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
“Our goal is to support young people in taking transit now and hopefully for life: GradPASS is just one way we’re working to build a culture of transit users in communities across the province.”
GradPASS was first introduced in Vancouver in 1988 to encourage graduating students to use transit during prom season. The Victoria Regional Transit System adopted the program in 1990, with other communities following soon after.
Today, over 50 communities across the province offer GradPASS cards to new grads every May.
Using their GradPASS is easy: graduates will only need to scratch off their two chosen travel days (they don’t need to be consecutive) and show the card to their bus driver when boarding.
GradPASS cards will be distributed to local schools in late May.