By Sarah Klein
Students at the University of Manitoba will vote this week on whether to adopt universal bus passes.
The vote would see the U of M join the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (USWA) and negotiate for funding of the “U-Pass” with the city and province.
The idea was overwhelmingly favoured last month during a referendum and would allow students to ride unlimited on Winnipeg Transit buses during the regular school year.
The maximum cost of the pass would be $170 annually, but the final price still requires negotiation from both sides. The current price of a post-secondary bus pass is $492.80 for the fall and winter semesters.
Students will vote on the U-Pass November 14-16.