Raneem Alozzi | Report

In a campus-wide referendum that lasted four days, students voted in favour of a universal transit pass for Ryerson University, it was announced Thursday evening.

Out of 16,331 votes submitted, 10,158 students voted for the universal transit pass while 6,079 students voted against it.

The referendum had a total voter turnout of 42.8 per cent from Oct. 29 to Thursday.

The pass will cost students $70 a month and $280 a semester, plus a $2 service fee, a total sum that will be added to students’ fees at the beginning of each semester. A monthly post-secondary TTC pass currently costs $116.75 a month.

The “RU-Pass” will provide full-time students with unlimited access to Toronto’s buses, subways and streetcars and will be administered through Presto.

The RU-Pass will come into effect in September 2019.

Humber College and the University If Guelph-Humber appeared to consider a similar pass but nothing has moved in that direction.

More details to follow. Syndicated via the Canadian University Press.

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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