BC Transit offers annual GradPass to Grade 12 students

Pass offers two free travel days to upcoming graduates

BC Transit is once again making the GradPass available to Grade 12 students.

BC Transit is once again making the GradPass available to Grade 12 students.

BC Transit and its partner communities are once again offering the GradPass – two days of free, unlimited transit travel during the month of June for Grade 12 students.

It’s expected that more than 21,000 GradPass cards will be given out this year.

GradPass was first introduced in Vancouver in 1988 as part of the Counterattack Program, and the Victoria Regional Transit System embraced it in 1990.

Over the past 28 years, the number of participating communities has grown to 45, from Sooke to Revelstoke, from Abbotsford to Hazelton and Prince George.

GradPass is easy to use: students simply scratch off their two chosen travel days (they don’t have to be consecutive days) and show the card to their bus driver. GradPass is not transferable and can only be used on participating local systems.

“The Class of 2016 is on an exciting journey, and we’re pleased to provide safe travel – especially during graduation celebrations,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.

For more information on BC Transit routes and schedules, visit bctransit.com.