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Coronavirus: TransLink to suspend U-Pass as of May 1

TransLink crews spray a bus with disinfectant. The transit authority says buses are now getting a weekly spray, along with regular cleaning. TransLink

TransLink and B.C.’s post-secondary institutions are hitting pause on the U-Pass program, as the novel coronavirus pandemic drags on.

The program provides unlimited transit passes to students at a reduced monthly fee, and is mandatory at participating schools.

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TransLink says the program will be suspended as of May 1.

The agency says it is also working with schools and student unions on possible refunds for April for students.

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Students who don’t need their U-Pass are advised not to use it and check in with their school or student union for more information.

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