Student transit is an important issue for all students, and this year, we are looking to you, our students, to provide important feedback to help guide the future of student transit at Sheridan College.
The Shuttle bus service that currently runs between all three campuses is a shared service between Sheridan College and The Sheridan Student Union. Next year, as of September 1st, 2019, the Sheridan Shuttle will no longer operate as it currently does due to funding changes within the College.
With that, our goal as a Student Union has been to examine alternative transit options, and seek to provide Sheridan students with the opportunity to choose what option best suits their needs.
In the Spring of 2017 , we began exploring the potential to bring forward a Universal Bus Pass to the Sheridan students as a solution to the potential termination of the Shuttle Service. Historically, SSU has received feedback from Sheridan students about a U-Pass as far back as 2011, and we were finally able to bring forward a proposal.
Through various meetings in Late to 2017 early 2018 a competitive proposal has now been brought forward for full time student consideration that would provide travel between all three Sheridan College Campuses and full access to all public transit routes provided by Brampton Transit, Mississauga Transit and Oakville Transit.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR STUDENTS
In order to determine what the student population wants, a Transit Referendum will be coordinated by Sheridan Student Union during the last week of November, 2018.
One option which will be presented to students to consider will be a student funded ‘Universal Transit Pass’ (or ‘U-Pass’) for eligible full-time students that will provide them with transit between all three Sheridan College campuses, including full access to public transit routes served by Brampton Transit, Mississauga Transit and Oakville Transit.
Students will also be given the option to consider supporting the full cost of maintaining the existing Shuttle Bus Service in its current capacity.
Voting for your transit options will take place
online during the week of November 26 - 30, 2018.
We encourage you to stay updated about the Transit Referendum and send us your feedback. Our goal is to provide options and make sure your voice is heard!
For now, you can:
Send us your questions and feedback ➡️
Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.
Or, add the Referendum to your Calendar so you don't forget to vote ⬇️