Campus Transit Commission

by: Scott Clausen, Jason McDonald, Dan Rainham, Rob Read, Mark Rosenthal

Course: ERS 285, 1996
Professor: Jim Robinson

Abstract

On January 2, 1996, Kitchener Transit proposed the induction of a Universal Student Bus Pass System to the Federation of Students of the University of Waterloo. Kitchener Transit and the Federation of Students of the University of Waterloo enter into an agreement whereby all full-time undergraduate students pay a mandatory incidental fee each term which provides them a pass allowing them to use regular Kitchener Transit services during the term...The Universal Pass Program would come into effect following a student referendum on the proposal.

After further consideration of the proposal, the Federation of Students turned it down on account of its vagueness in reference to the payment by Kitchener Transit of all reasonable costs incurred during a student referendum on this issue. The specifics of the final agreement would not have been worked out between Kitchener Transit and the Federation of Students until after approval was gained through a referendum.

Upon hearing of the rejection of this proposal, our group of five Environment and Resource Studies students of the University Campus Transit Commission (CTC) decided to inquire on why this seemingly excellent idea was excused. The following Feasibility Study outlines the validity of a proposal of this nature and sets out to prove how valuable a Universal Bus Pass is from the environmental, financial, and convenience perspectives of all parties involved. The CTC investigated through survey analysis (conducted by CTC) and research on the dynamics of transportation and related systems the appropriateness of the proposal's implementation on campus.

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