Nanaimo councillors call for free public transit for youth https://t.co/fNvto6pnYc— Sue Stroud 🍊❤️💪🏼 (@suestroud) November 14, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
In Whistler, the students will be provided free bus passes for the Whistler transit system early next year, while Victoria will give youth bus passes beginning next month.https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/whistler-pilot-project-makes-transit-free-for-students
Whistler’s plan will be funded by increasing the cost of monthly parking passes in day lots 1, 2 and 3, according to a news release from the Resort Municipality of Whistler.
Passes for monthly parking passes will increase by $10 to $60 dollars a month.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
A Nanaimo city councillor is proposing youth ride transit for free around the city.
On Wednesday, Coun. Don Bonner wrote on social media that while he was riding the number 40 bus to a Nanaimo council finance and audit meeting, the bus was full of NDSS [Nanaimo District Secondary School] who have to pay to go to school.
“Time to make riding the bus free for youth under 19,” Bonner wrote.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps says free bus passes for youth will be available for use at the beginning of December.https://www.cheknews.ca/free-bus-passes-for-kids-living-in-victoria-available-dec-1-619776/?
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The New Westminster school district is the latest public entity to sign onto a campaign calling for TransLink to make transit free to youths aged 0-18.https://www.newwestrecord.ca/news/new-west-schools-on-board-with-campaign-pushing-free-transit-for-youths-1.23968339
The school board voted to endorse the #AllOnBoard campaign with effectively no discussion recently, making it one of a handful of school boards and city halls to endorse the campaign.
There is a growing call on the Sunshine Coast to make public transit free for students.
This initiative has so many benefits. Creating a culture and lifelong habit of taking the bus lowers our collective CO2 emissions by reducing the need for parents and students to drive. It would also make getting around the Sunshine Coast more equitable, giving equal access regardless of household income. And of course, it would reduce the congestion on our all too busy roads.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
City of Powell River Council is awaiting a report from BC Transit regarding a prospective initiative to offer free transit to Powell River riders.https://www.prpeak.com/news/city-of-powell-river-looks-into-free-public-transit-1.23884090
The suggestion to offer free transit came from the city’s youth council, which recommended at the June 18 committee of the whole meeting that council support a free transit pilot program for summer 2019 where all buses would be free.
Monday, April 29, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Vancouver City Council has voted to have Mayor Kennedy Stewart write a letter to TransLink and the provincial government to request they implement free public transit in Metro Vancouver for individuals aged 18 and under.