Students win a seat on regional transit board

The UVSS passed another transit milestone in February, winning a nonvoting seat on the Victoria Regional Transit Commission.

"Students are excited to sit at the table with local mayors and councillors as partners in delivering better public transit in Greater Victoria," said UVSS Director of External Relations Greg Atkinson. "We have a vested interest in improving transit in every area of the region and we share this interest with all members of the Commission."

Together, UVic and Camosun student societies represent over 36,000 student members—the largest ridership demographic and stakeholder in the CRD. The latest transit success is part of a longstanding tradition of student activism, which also drove the 1976 pilot and formal 1999 establishment of the U-PASS system. U-PASS is a major sustainability achievement that provides transit passes to UVic and Camosun students, contributing $5.4 million to public transit each year.

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Keywords: student life, transportation

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