U of G Employees to Get Transit Discount

January 25, 2008 - Campus Bulletin

Starting March 3, full- and part-time University of Guelph employees can save 15 per cent on the rates for Guelph Transit monthly passes.

The discount is part of a year-long E-pass pilot project between the City of Guelph and two of its largest employers, U of G and the Co-operators. Both employers have been working with the city to develop incentive programs that would reduce auto-dependent commuting to and from the workplace.

The goal is to increase bus ridership and boost awareness of the benefits of and advantages of public transit, which include improved air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and improved road safety and traffic flow.

Earlier this year, U of G participated in a transit survey that assessed attitudes toward transit. The results indicated that a reduced price for monthly passes and improved services would encourage staff to consider taking the bus to work.

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