For the 30th consecutive year, BC Transit will offer GradPASS to grade 12 students across BC.
Here’s BC Transit Communications Manager, Jonathon Dyck outlining the project.
“We have 50 communities that are participating in GradPASS this year. What we do, is offer graduating students 2 free days of transit. By doing this, we are attempting to offer them a safe ride home, for whatever grad festivities they may be involved in. We are also trying to get those who don’t necessarily ride the bus, to give it a try and understand how this is a key form of transportation in the province. This is BC Transit’s token of appreciation for graduates across the province.”
Each year, BC Transit works with local governments across the province, to see which promotions they would like to run in their area for that given year.
This year, GradPASS will be offered to Northwest BC Residents in Hazelton, Kitimat, and Terrace.
“Congratulations to B.C.’s newest high school graduates. I hope grads will take advantage of this excellent opportunity for free transit,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Our goal is to support young people in taking transit now and hopefully for life: GradPASS is just one we’re working to build a culture of transit users in communities across the province.”
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With grad season in full swing, the province of BC is also reminding residents to not buy liquor for minors. That story can be found here.