Voting wrapped up yesterday in a general election that saw undergraduate students at the U of A endorse the Universal Transit Pass by a wide margin in a show of support for affordable transit and the environment.
Students voted 84 per cent in favour of the $75 per term pass that will allow them unlimited access to regular scheduled transit service in Edmonton, St. Albert and Strathcona County. The vote represents the last political hurdle in the long-running process.
“This is a win for public transit, a win for our environment, a win for big ideas, and a win for students working together,” proclaimed Samantha Power, President of the Students’ Union, in a statement given today at the Students’ Union Building.
The final price was the result of lengthy negotiations between the three municipalities, students and the University of Alberta.