Discount programs encourage use of public transit


A number of pilot initiatives help reduce emissions during employees’ commute to campus by offering discounts for local transit.

ProPASS Pilot Program

UBC Okanagan faculty and staff are eligible to enroll in the ProPASS program to receive 15% discount off regular adult monthly bus passes for a minimum of one four-month Pass Period.

Initially launched in fall 2021 and continuing through fall 2022, the pilot aims to reduce the number of vehicles being driven to and from campus daily by encouraging and incentivizing employees to use transit. UBCO has partnered with BC Transit and their regional partners to offer the ProPASS to employees.

BC Transit has also announced they will be launching a new electronic fare collection system, Umo, in BC in late 2022. UBCO will be working closely with BC Transit and their regional partners on the modifications to the ProPASS Program to align with the new Umo system in 2023.

Learn more about the ProPass Pilot Program.


Program for CUPE 116 members

In June 2022, a new Discounted Transit Pass Program became available to eligible CUPE 116 members to support the use of transit to get to and from work. This initiative helps mitigate transportation costs in a meaningful way for as many CUPE 116 members as possible, with a deliberate focus on those who need it most.

The program provides eligible members with a 50% discount on a monthly transit pass for zones 1, 2 or 3. Information has been shared directly with eligible CUPE 116 members to encourage participation.

Members of CUPE 116 typically include trades, food services and hospitality services, technician/research assistants as well as in a variety of diverse positions at the Vancouver campus.

Details on eligibility, instructions for participating in the pilot, FAQs, and other supporting documents are available in the Sustainable Transportation Initiative Pilot Project – Information Package.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact your Employee Relations representative.