Students green light U-Pass

Ottawa’s university students voted to keep the Universal Transit Pass bundled into tuition fees. The price will increase to $180 per semester in September — it’s currently $145 — and will go up 2.5% each year until 2015. With student unions rallying against rising costs and service cuts, both schools held referenda this week. The […]


U-Pass voting begins Tuesday

The fate of the contentious Universal Transit Pass will be decided Friday for undergraduates at Ottawa U. Students will begin voting in the referendum Tuesday through Thursday. “We anticipate to have results by midday Friday,” said Julia McDonald, chief electoral officer at the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa. Here’s the question: Are you […]


Students pan planned U-pass price hike

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/31/students-pan-planned-u-pass-price-hike Two zombies strategically place six tombstones in front of an OC Transpo bus then hit the ground, playing dead. Dozens of Carleton University students getting off buses and trains do double-takes Monday, smiling as they read some of the signs: “RIP Affordable Transit,” “Here Lies A Student Suffocated In A Bus,” “RIP […]