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    Cities with a U-Pass system or in need of one.

    U-Pass Active:

    Seattle
    Vancouver
    Calgary
    Minneapolis
    Chicago
    Halifax

    Feel free to add to the list and/or talk about your experiences with the pass.

    As for areas that should have a U-Pass, the Bay Area and the Golden Horseshoe come to mind. Any SF/TO dwellers want to explain why such a program hasn't been established as of now?

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    uhhh whats a U-Pass?
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    U-Pass is unlimited transit access included in one's tuition when they go to college.

    Milwaukee has it too.
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    The Florida Turnpike has the Sun Pass.
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    Most schools I know offer a discount to students. A free pass would be nice, but probably outside of most schools' budgets (even if the transit agency cuts a deal), especially in the Northeast where transit is expensive. For suburban schools like Rutgers and the University of Maryland, the school would be paying for $3,000/yr train passes for some people. Even if the schools in NYC did this, they'd be spending almost $1,000/yr per student subsidizing their metrocard.

    That's why I wonder about the "Golden Horseshoe." Are you imagining people taking the GO train for free? That's quite a lot of beans the school would be shelling out there.

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    Behold the power of Google!
    http://vtpi.org/tdm/tdm5.htm

    This is a list from 1998, but I'm sure you could find something more current and comprehensive is you took the time.

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    Quote Originally posted by Flygtig
    U-Pass Active:

    Seattle
    Vancouver
    Calgary
    Minneapolis
    Chicago
    Halifax

    Feel free to add to the list and/or talk about your experiences with the pass.

    As for areas that should have a U-Pass, the Bay Area and the Golden Horseshoe come to mind. Any SF/TO dwellers want to explain why such a program hasn't been established as of now?
    My sister was intregral to the implementation of the u-pass in Halifax. You can contact at TRAX which is part of the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax.

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