By Jakob Sanderson
Any reader who has made plans with me knows I probably won’t offer to pick you up. The reason for this is the same reason that I was so excited to vote “Yes” in the U-Pass referendum four years ago. I don’t drive.
But over the past four years as I went from an insular second-year student to UMSU president, I gained a much deeper appreciation of the initiative.
What I once saw as simply a 60 per cent discount on my monthly bus pass has proven to be one of the most successful emissions reduction programs in the city.
So when I heard the public service recommend a fee increase of $24.50 per term, I was deeply concerned this program that myself and many students have grown to admire could be on its way out.
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