Provide a more suitable resolution to the U-Pass issue at UOIT/DC.
  • Petitioned John Henry

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor
John Henry
Durham Region Councillors
Durham Region Transit
Durham College
The Student Association at Durham College and UOIT
Regional Councillor
John Neal
Mayor
Dave Ryan
Regional Councillor
Lorne Coe
Regional Councillor
Joe Drumm
Regional Councillor
Don Mitchell
Regional Councillor
Jennifer O'Connell
Regional Councillor
Bill McLean
Regional Councillor
Peter Rodreigues
Mayor
Steve Parish
Regional Councillor
Colleen Jordan
Regional Councillor
Shaun Collier
Regional Chair
Roger Anderson
UOIT
Regional/City Councillor
Amy England
Regional/City Councillor
Bob Chapman
Regional Councillor
Nancy Diamond
Regional Councillor
Tito-Dante Marimpietri
Regional Councillor
Nester Pidwerbecki
Mayor
Pat Perkins

Provide a more suitable resolution to the U-Pass issue at UOIT/DC.

    1. Petition by

      Social Science and Humanities Student Society (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

The cost of the student U-Pass at UOIT/DC is set to increase by 15% over the next 3 years. The 93 Express GO bus is being removed from the U-pass and will have significant effects on students commuting from Scarbough. We demand that Durham Region Councillors immediately rectify the loss of the 93 and re-consider these constant increases.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Student Association Cancels Referendum

      U-PASS UPDATE! at The SA at DC & UOIT

      In the meantime, THE SA wants to hear YOUR thoughts about the U-Pass. Do you agree or disagree with the fee increase? Do you agree that students should absorb the entire cost? Do you use the U-Pass, drive, walk, or bike to campus? Do you find it to be a valuable service for the cost?

    2. UOIT Press Release

      UOIT - New U-Pass transit deal reached with Durham Region Transit

      Announcement New U-Pass transit deal reached with Durham Region Transit February 01, 2013 The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has negotiated a tentative agreement with Durham Region Transit (DRT) on the cost of the Universal Transit Pass ( U-Pass) program.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Other updates

      If you recently signed then there are some things you should know. The only GO bus that will be removed from the U-pass is the 93 Express bus and all other GO buses will remain. This still leaves students that use that bus in a poor situation. Furthermore, the increase has been pegged at 16.8% over the next 3 years

    5. Petition Letter updated

      The letter has been altered to reflect what we know now. If you have any issues with it please email us at contactus@uoitsshsociety.ca.

    6. Reached 750 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Hanna Serhan MARKHAM, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      It's ridiculous to increase the price of the U-Pass when we already have to pay our tuition, books and other transportation! Absolutely unfair.

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    • Denisha Deniston SCARBOROUGH, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      I commute from scarborough using the DRT and i feel as it is very time consuming and not as efficient as it is said to be

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    • obaid mohammed TORONTO, CANADA
      • 12 months ago

      because i commute every day !

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    • sheema arifeen TORONTO, CANADA
      • 12 months ago

      This is importnat to me because I am a student at UOIT and I commute all the way from Scarborough. Every since the price for the 93 GO bus increased I wasn't able to take it again. Now it takes me about 1.5 hours to get to school. The GO used to be convenient. Now I'm just disappointed that the U-Pass doesn't cover the fare.

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    • Devin Cook MANILLA, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Some students cant afford to drive or live on residence. Any small difference in the busing could cause students to not even be able to attend school.

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