Brandon Transit’s ‘UPASS’ Program Provides Affordable Transit Option For Post-Secondary Students

August 27, 2015

Brandon, MB – With the Fall 2015 academic term just around the corner, the City of Brandon, in partnership with Brandon University Students’ Union and the Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association, is pleased to, once again, offer the UPASS transit program to post-secondary students in Brandon.

The program provides students the ability to access any Brandon Transit route, via the use of Smart Card technology built right into their school-issued student identification card. All a cardholder has to do is tap their 2015-2016 student card when boarding a bus in order to have access to unlimited bus rides for their entire school year.

“We are pleased to be continuing this very successful partnership,” says Timothy Sanderson, City of Brandon Director of Transportation Services. “With the program, students are not only provided with a low-cost way to travel to school, but they can use Brandon Transit for all of their transportation needs.”

Currently, the Brandon University Students’ Union administers the UPASS program to its students via an annual $16 UPASS fee applied to all students, while the Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association offers the service to its Brandon-based students at no additional charge to their student fees.

Brandon Transit officials wish to remind all students that their Smart Card is non-transferable to anyone other than the cardholder, and that bus operators are authorized to verify a cardholder’s identification prior to allowing entrance onto a bus.

A full list of routes and schedules to and from Brandon’s post-secondary institutions can be found at