Students getting free ride on city buses this week

Transit Windsor will provide free bus rides to UWindsor students through March 3 as part of an effort to introduce them to its services.

Full-time undergraduates who belong to the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance will vote in a referendum March 7 and 8 to establish a universal bus pass. Under the U-Pass proposal, students would pay $45 a semester, increasing over five years to $57.50 a semester, and would receive a pass for service on all Transit Windsor bus routes.

Alliance president André Capaldi said this week’s free ride offer represents a chance for students to “try before they buy.” He said the student government has been working hard to inform voters about the referendum.

“This week will be a great opportunity for students to experience the transit service and see where it can take them,” he said.

Learn more about the U-Pass referendum on the Facebook page of Students 4 Transit.