B.C. Transit wants to help graduating Grade 12 students celebrate their accomplishments while promoting a safer, more sustainable way to travel.
More than 16, 000 graduates from 18 B.C. communities will receive a GradPASS – a special pass that allows students to enjoy two days of free, unlimited travel in the month of June within their own local transit system.
GradPASS was developed in Vancouver in 1988 through the efforts of the Counterattack program, B.C. Transit and school boards. The program has been available in Victoria since 1990, and Nanaimo joins 14 other communities taking part this year.
GradPasses are distributed to schools in late May.
Students simply scratch their chosen two days and show the pass to the driver. It is non-transferable.
“B.C. Transit sends best wishes to all graduates,” said president and CEO Manuel Achadinha. “Our young riders will shape the future of both public transportation and their communities as a whole. B.C. Transit hopes GradPASS helps reinforce our safe and convenient solution to local transportation.”