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Using public transit is an efficient and cost-effective way to get to and between Georgian College campuses. There are also great options for those looking to travel to nearby cities.

Summer 2020 UPass FAQs

This section is applicable to Barrie Campus students only.

Do I still need to get a sticker?

No. The UPass sticker is no longer being issued. Instead, all eligible students simply tap their ONEcard on the bus fare box to validate that their UPass is active.

How do I know if my UPass is active?

If you’re a full-time Barrie Campus student who is registered in a summer 2020 timetable, co-op, or the August recovery period, then your UPass should be active.  You can also see the UPass ancillary fee in your Banner account. Please note that the fee will be refunded for the summer 2020 semester.

Do I need to do anything to activate my UPass?

No, all eligible summer 2020 Barrie Campus students will automatically have their UPass activated.

When does my UPass start?

If you have your ONEcard, your UPass is active as soon as Barrie Transit returns to paid service. All new ONEcards will be activated 24 hours after they’ve been printed.

When does my UPass expire?

Your UPass is active until Sept. 11, 2020. After this date, the UPass program will be suspended until further notice. The student transit ancillary fee will not be charged during the fall 2020 semester.

What if my card doesn't work when I get on the bus?

If you have multiple copies of your ONEcard, only the most recent version will be active. If you believe that you’re eligible and your card doesn’t work, please email with your name, student number, the error message you received, the date/time, and the bus number. Please note there is a $10.80 fee for ONEcards that need to be replaced due to damage or misuse.

How do I get a bus pass when there is no UPass being offered?

Students can show their ONEcard to purchase a monthly bus pass at a discounted student rate wherever bus passes are sold. Please check the Barrie Transit website for a list of current locations.

When will paid service resume?

Please check the Barrie Transit website for information about return to paid service.