very important info!

Universal Bus Pass Referendum

Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) referendum was held during the SA elections on March 21-23, 2022.

U-Pass results are as follows:              In-Favour 408 (57% Yes)                               Against 307 (43% No)

  • Total U-Pass votes were 715.
  • The Students’ Association bylaws (Article 11.3.05) require a minimum of 1000 votes for a referendum to be ratified by RRC Polytech students.
  • The Students’ Association bylaws (Article 11.3.07) allow the Students’ Association Board (SAB) to ratify a referendum if the 1000 votes are not met but there are a minimum of 500 votes.
  • The SAB will now deliberate and decide if the U-Pass will be ratified on March 30, 2022 at the board meeting.

The SA board met on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 and deliberated as to whether to ratify the referendum based on our bylaws (Article 11.3.07).

The board voted NOT to ratify the U-Pass referendum as permitted in Article 11.3.07.

The Students’ Association is currently informing students and stakeholders that there will be NO Universal Bus Pass for RRC Polytech students this 2022 Fall and Winter terms (September 2022 – April 2023). The board will now provide further direction as to whether the RRC Polytech Students’ Association will run another referendum at some point and when that will occur, if at all.

Until there is a ratified U-Pass by students or the SA board through a referendum along with agreements in place between the SA, Winnipeg Transit and RRC Polytech the Universal Bus Pass Program is suspended indefinitely.