The approved Transit report at the City of Winnipeg is for the RRC U-Pass to be implemented for the Fall of 2020.

IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATED September, 2018
 
Since voted in by student’s, the Students’ Association (RRCSA) has been working with Winnipeg Transit on a student survey where Transit submitted a recommendation report to Winnipeg City Council in August 2018.  From the Transit report, Winnipeg City Council approved the Red River College Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) at the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works on Friday September 7th
 
Please note that these U-Pass criteria and costs may change pending negotiations with City Council and Winnipeg Transit.
All prices, dates, and applicable credit hours are subject to change, and the most accurate information will be available on the Red River College Students’ Associations website at all times.
The price of the U-Pass may be subject to an annual increase by CPI or another contracted rate determined in negotiations with City Council and Winnipeg Transit and Red River College Students’ Association.

Please visit any of our SA offices to receive more information; NDC – CM20 and EDC – P110 or email the SA President at 
sa_president@rrc.ca
 
About the U-Pass:
1. Approved by a majority (50%+1) vote by the student body through Referendum meeting the voting criteria as set by the Students’ Association (SA) Bylaws
·         a. A minimum 20% of the total eligible Members must vote for the results of the referendum to be deemed valid (Bylaw 12 section 17.00)
2. Students will be charged $130-$135.50 per school term ($260-$300 per school year) on their Tuition excluding CPI changes
·         “School term” defined as a regular four month academic terms. For programs that have terms longer than four months but less than 8 months, the student will be charged for the full eight months (two terms) and the bus pass will be active for the full eight months regardless of when the term ends.
3. Tentatively implementation is was supposed to be September 2018 but was not possible based on Transit’s timeline….which would be established on a signed agreement with Transit and City of Winnipeg
4. Students will be provided a full student bus pass during the terms (Sept-Apr) while a student at Red River College.
 
Students WILL be charged with their tuition AND receive a U-Pass if they meet these criteria:
 
1. Be a RRCSA member
2. Be attending classes at a Red River College campus within the Winnipeg city limits
3. Be a domestic student or International student
4. Be in an applicable program
5. Meet the full-time criteria:
·         a. Registered for courses in programs running more than 6 months
·         b. Registered for 9 Credit hours or more per term with the following exceptions who will also be included;
i. Nursing students in a minimum of 7 credit hours running less than 6 months;
ii. All pre-employment trades programs running 5 months;

iii. Students attending courses for English at the Union Station (Via Rail Train Station)
o registered in 4 courses or more; or
o registered in courses less than 4 months and have a study plan to continue with RRC
6. Be residing in Canada
7. Not be enrolled in ‘Auditing Courses
 
Students will NOT be charged or may opt-out* of the U-Pass if they fall into one of these criteria:
1. Are disabled where Winnipeg Transit cannot accommodate individual to ride the bus
2. Students attending a campus outside the city of Winnipeg will not be charged for the U-Pass with their tuition and will not automatically receive the U-Pass, but may opt in.
3. Apprentice students will not be charged for the U-Pass with their tuition and will not automatically receive the U-Pass, but may opt in.
4. Joint Education Programs where they receive a U-Pass from another PSE institution, documentation must be provided.
If a student meets the above opt-out* criteria, they may request to opt-out in writing to the SA, within 30 days from start date of program by providing documentation. 
 
Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements, attend a campus outside the city of Winnipeg, or are in an apprentice program may choose to OPT-IN to receive a U-Pass if they: 
1. Are an RRCSA member
2. Request and the SA receives their form in writing within 30 days from start date of program
3. Are attending classes at a Red River College campus within the city of Winnipeg
4. Are a domestic student or International student
5. In an applicable program
6. Residing in Canada
7. Not enrolled in ‘Auditing Courses’