There is currently no summer U-Pass, but you are eligible to buy monthly transit passes online at a discounted rate for the summer months. Load the passes on to your card at Answers in UMSU University Centre or via the Winnipeg Transit Website. If you had a U-Pass on your Peggo card during the 2017-2018 school year and will be eligible for the U-Pass in the fall of 2018, make sure to keep your Peggo card. If you meet the eligibility requirements, your fall 2018 U-Pass will be uploaded to your Peggo card automatically in September.
The U-Pass is a Universal Transit Pass which provides unlimited access to Winnipeg Transit services for Full-Time students in exchange for a mandatory fee. The U-Pass fee of $132.50 per Term is automatically assessed on your Aurora fee statement.
The Fall Term U-Pass is valid September 1 – December 31. The Winter Term U-Pass is valid January 1 – April 30. UMSU, the UMGSA and Winnipeg Transit are currently negotiating for the creation of an optional summer U-Pass.
Only Full-Time students – students enrolled in at least nine (9) credit hours in a Term – who are members of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union or the UMGSA are eligible for the U-Pass.
You can use your U-Pass to ride Winnipeg Transit buses for the entirety of the Term in which you are eligible, without additional fares. Note: Your Student ID with the U-Pass sticker is required, along with the U-Pass when boarding a Transit bus to utilize the U-Pass. If the appropriate Student ID is not presented, students risk confiscation of their U-Pass. Students are not to sell, barter or give away their U-Pass, as the penalty could be confiscation of the U-Pass and possible fines.
Note: Post-Secondary Monthly Transit passes and other Winnipeg Transit fare products will continue to be sold at both Answers Fort Garry & Answers Bannatyne. If you are experiencing issues purchasing a Post-Secondary PEGGO card from Answers, please check with the Registrar’s office to confirm your eligibility, as students must be registered in order to receive the student rate.