By Sam Harley
Full-time students at Ryerson University can vote on a discounted TTC pass between Oct. 29 and Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. through the my.ryerson portal .
Amid the confusion of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) advertisements of opt-outs and referendum dates, The Eye has compiled a list of everything you need to know before you vote.
So what exactly is the RU-Pass?
The Ryerson Universal Transit Pass, known as the RU-Pass, is a transit pass that could provide full-time Ryerson students with access to unlimited TTC rides on the subway, streetcars and buses.
Although the RU-Pass is limited to Toronto transit, it can be used when transferring from the TTC to other transit lines outside of the city.
How much does it cost?
If the referendum passes, each full-time student will have to pay $70 per month for an RU-Pass—nearly $50 cheaper than the current cost of a monthly TTC post-secondary pass. The RU-Pass fee would be added to students’ annual fees.
In total, it will cost students $280 per semester or $560 annually. Students will also have to pay a $2 administration fee to the university.
Can I opt out?
Students can opt out of the pass if they are unable to use transit due to grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Opt-outs will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Office of the Registrar at Ryerson.