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Mayor’s advocacy for better transit for students results in Sheridan U-pass

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Published on September 12, 2018 with No Comments

This November Sheridan student’s union will have the opportunity to vote
on a referendum to establish a U-pass program that will provide full-time students
unlimited access to three transit systems in Brampton, Oakville and Mississauga.
Mayor Jeffrey has been a strong advocate for better transit for students after hearing
students’ concerns regarding connectivity between the three neighbouring cities. After
bringing all partners to the table, Sheridan College’s student’s union leadership requested
transit staff look into establishing a U-pass program. City of Brampton’s Transit staff has
been working with Oakville and Mississauga staff to find the right proposal that meets the
needs of students.
“For years our students have told me that transit and connectivity has been an irritant and
poses some real difficulties,” says Mayor Jeffrey. “I spoke with our transit staff to find a
solution and I’m pleased to finally see the formulation of the proposed Sheridan U-pass. It
is important to continue working towards more efficient transit and improved service for
our residents and if passed, this program will undoubtedly benefit a lot of students to
travel safely around our City. I want to thank all our staff for working so quickly on this
issue.”
Provided the referendum passes, City of Brampton staff will then bring forward a Sheridan
U-pass program for Council approval in the new term – hoping to launch the program
beginning in Fall 2019.

 

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