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Temporary expansion of the age eligibility for the Youth fare category
During the pandemic, the City and regional transit partners continue to work collaboratively with the participating U-Pass Students’ Associations. Due to the majority of classes being offered online, all 10 parties agreed that Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 U-Passes will not be issued. The U-Pass Program is a regional program, not simply a City of Edmonton program.
Until April 30, 2021, all post-secondary students, no matter their age, at U-Pass institutions and institutions that were eligible for the Post-Secondary pass can use Youth fare products. A Youth monthly pass cost $72.50. Students who occasionally use transit may purchase a Book of 10 Youth tickets for $19.75 (an $8 discount from adult price).
- Youth Tickets
The terms and conditions on the back of Youth Tickets currently in circulation state that they can be used by persons aged 17 years and under. Despite the age change (24 years and under), the Youth Tickets that say 17 years and under will still remain valid.
During the regular academic year (September to June), we recommend that students purchase their monthly passes from the school they attend. Edmonton Catholic (ECS) and Edmonton Public (EPSB) school boards purchase these passes from ETS for full price and sell the passes to students at a discount. Contact your school directly for your student’s pass prices.
Proof of age and/or current student status must be presented to transit staff upon request, by any person using a Youth Monthly Pass.
Use of Yellow School Bus Pass on ETS
Edmonton Transit Service also permits limited use of the Yellow School Bus Pass on our system. Each Yellow Bus Pass holder is allowed six (6) trips per month on regular transit service for travel prior to 8pm. The Yellow Bus Pass must be punched by an Operator at the location marked on the pass, which is considered payment of one student fare. The student should receive a valid transfer for 90 minutes of travel; this is permitted for the pass holder only.