BC students get a free ride from BC Transit during grad season

Students get a free ride

Grade 12 students in British Columbia are getting a free ride from BC Transit during the month of June.

The popular GradPASS program is back for another year and BC Transit is offering Grade 12 students free bus rides for any two days in June this year.

“Reminding students that public transit is available and safe, GradPASS aims to help students consider all transportation options when planning a safe ride home at graduation time, and throughout their lives,” says a news release from BC Transit.

The program is free to secondary schools, the cost is covered by local Governments and BC Transit.

The program started in 1988 to encourage safe transportation options during graduation season. The Victoria Regional Transit System adopted GradPASS in 1990, with other communities following suit over the years. Today, more than 70 communities across the province offer GradPASS to new graduates at the end of May for use in June.

Using the GradPASS system is simple, students simply scratch off their two chosen travel days and show the card with valid student I.D. to their bus driver at the time of boarding.

GradPASS cards are distributed to students by participating schools in late May.

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