Buttons bearing slogans "Yes to U-Pass"Voters approved a proposal to provide bus passes to full-time undergrads, paid through their student fees, in a referendum last week.

Full-time undergrads approve universal bus pass

Members of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance approved a proposal to provide Transit Windsor passes at a reduced rate paid through their student fees, according to initial results of a referendum conducted March 16 and 17.

The unofficial vote count was 1706 yes to 1329 no, with totals still to be ratified by the alliance’s board of directors.

Under the U-Pass deal, the transit company promised service improvements, including late-night buses between main campus and the Via Rail station on Fridays and Sundays, and downtown on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Graduate students will conduct their own referendum on April 4 and 5.

In other results, Moussa Hamadani was elected president, Matthew Dunlop vice-president for student advocacy, Daniel Popaj vice-president of student services and Vuk Zubic vice-president finance. Representing the full-time undergraduate student body on the UWindsor Senate will be Amber Shaheen, Chase Tribble and Ahmed Khalifa.

See a full list of the election results on the alliance website.