Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) are tapping in and tapping out with their Compass Cards as they travel!
A limited number of students began test-driving the new cards in January as part of a phased introduction of the Compass Card program at select post-secondary institutions, including KPU. The card was gradually introduced to the wider student population over the summer semester and now, with the fall semester nearly upon us, the cards are being fully introduced and will replace the monthly paper passes.
By September, TransLink anticipates that 130,000 students at 10 participating post-secondary schools in the region will be using the Compass Card.
The Compass Card has all the benefits of the U-Pass BC program, and more. After the 16th of each month, eligible KPU students can pick up a Compass Card at any campus bookstore; there is no deposit fee for initial release cards.
Students can then use any device to link their Compass Card and load it with their U-Pass BC benefits online at upassbc.translink.ca, allowing 24 hours for the pass to upload. After 24 hours, students can start riding transit.
Students can also sign up to receive notifications reminding them to reload their Compass Cards.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at www.kpu.ca.