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Graduating students get free rides on B.C. Transit for prom

May 29, 2021 - 8:00 PM

High school seniors across B.C. are able to ride public transit for free next month.

B.C. Transit and partnering communities are offering the GradPASS program for graduating Grade 12 students.

High school graduates from participating schools in more than 70 B.C. communities will be able to ride the bus for free for two days of their choice during the month of June with the GradPASS program, according to a B.C. Transit news release.

The program was first introduced in Vancouver in 1988 to encourage safe transportation options during prom season for recent graduates, according to the news release.

The Victoria Regional Transit System adopted the program in 1990, with other communities following suit over the years.

To use their GradPASS, graduates only need to scratch off their two chosen travel days ( the days do not need to be consecutive) 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.

For information on B.C. Transit schedules, routes and service alerts in your community, please visit B.C. Transit's website and select your local transit system.


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