Greater Victoria high school grads to receive free transit pass

B.C. Transit promotes safe reliable transportation at grad time

B.C. Transit is making graduation from high school a little sweeter for students with a free two-day public transportation pass in June.

More than 16,000 graduates in 18 communities in B.C. will receive a GradPASS.

The program was developed in Vancouver in 1988. It has been available in Greater Victoria since 1990.

“Our young riders will shape the future of both public transportation and their communities as a whole,” B.C. Transit president Manuel Achadinha said in a statement.

“GradPASS is intended to promote safe travel, to encourage young adults to make B.C. Transit their transportation choice going forward and to reward graduates,” said company spokesperson Meribeth Burton.

“B.C. Transit is a smart choice for anyone of any age who wants to have a drink and get safely home.”

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