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PROPASS Program: Kamloops Transit

The City of Kamloops and BC Transit have a hassle free way for you to take the bus. The ProPASS is a permanent photo ID bus pass purchased at work through payroll deductions for a minimum of four months.

A main goal of the ProPASS program is to reduce traffic by encouraging employees to use transit whenever possible. ProPASS complements employer initiatives to reduce the number of vehicles being driven to the workplace.

  1. ProPASS Information Booklet
  2. Enrolment Application Form
  3. Applicant Entry Survey
  4. Employer Service Agreement

What are the benefits to me if I sign up for ProPASS with my employer?

  • Convenience - no need to remember to buy a pass at the start of each month or ensuring you have change or tickets on hand.
  • Save money - a person now purchasing 12 monthly passes per year would save $108 by purchasing a ProPASS.
  • Simple to use - "Swipe the Stripe" on the back of the card each time you get on the bus. No need for transfers.
  • Tax deductible.
  • Go green - by taking transit, you're doing your part to help reduce rush hour congestion and your carbon footprint.

How much would the ProPASS cost me?

The total annual cost is $528 ($44 per month) which is divided by the number of pay periods in a calendar year.

How do I pay for my ProPASS?

Payments are automatically deducted from your earnings on whatever pay periods your employer uses (monthly, bi-weekly, or bi-monthly).

How do I sign up for ProPASS?

  • Once your employer has signed the ProPASS Service Agreement with the City of Kamloops, you can complete the Enrolment Application form and submit it to your employer who will then submit it to the City.
  • Once your employer has received confirmation of your enrolment from the City, you can take your signed Enrolment Application Form to City Hall (7 Victoria Street West) between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to have your photo taken and your ProPASS processed.

Do I have to sign up every year for my ProPASS?

There is no expiry date once you sign up. The payments are deducted from your paycheque until you leave the program.

What happens if I lose my ProPASS card?

You would need to apply for a new card. There is a $20 fee for processing so we encourage you to protect your photo ID the same as you would protect other important identification cards.

When I am away or on vacation, can I put my ProPASS on hold?

The price you pay is already discounted, taking into account average vacation time, sick time and time that you may be away from Kamloops on business or for pleasure. ProPASS cannot be put on hold for these reasons.

Are there ways that I can put my ProPASS on hold temporarily?

Employees are required to sign on for a minimum of four months, however you can put your ProPASS on hold temporarily:

  • If you are off for an extended period of time on WCB, Long Term Disability, or maternity/paternity leave, your ProPASS Administrator can recommend that your ProPASS be suspended until you return to work.
  • If you have been approved for a suspension of ProPASS deductions, you must relinquish your ProPASS to your employer, who keeps it until you return to work.

If I decide ProPASS is not for me, how do I withdraw from the program?

  • When you sign up for ProPASS, you must enroll for a minimum of four months. If you decide after four months that the ProPASS is not meeting your needs, you can apply to withdraw from the program.
  • If you relocate, or if you discontinue employment with your employer, you will automatically be withdrawn from the program and you must relinquish your ProPASS card.
  • Once your ProPASS Administrator has your ProPASS card, your employer can cancel the payroll deductions, and return your card to the City of Kamloops.

If fares go up for other transit users, how will that affect me?

  • From time to time, transit fares must increase to ensure the overall service levels are maintained. The cost of your ProPASS fare will increase by the same percentage that the transit
  • You will be notified of a fare increase two months before the increase comes into effect, in order for you to budget for the increase.

How does my employer register for ProPASS?

  • Your employer must have a minimum of 3 employees, however not all 3 employees are required to sign up for ProPASS.
  • Your employer completes the ProPASS Service Agreement and faxes or emails it to the City of Kamloops Transportation Coordinator (fax: 250-828-7848; clepik@kamloops.ca). As soon as your employer receives confirmation of receipt of the Service Agreement from the City, the employees can sign up using the ProPASS Enrolment Application form.

Can I sign up my spouse from a different employer?

Even though your spouse doesn't work for the same employer as you, you can sign them up under your program:

  • the ProPASS program allows for up to two additional adult family members living in the same household as the ProPASS holder to also sign up for a ProPASS. The principal ProPASS holder's employer must agree to this and would be responsible for deducting payment for each additional individual from the principal ProPASS holder's earnings.
  • The Terms and Conditions of the ProPASS program apply to each additional ProPASS holder signed up under the principal ProPASS holder.
  • Each additional ProPASS holder is required to complete and sign the Enrolment Application Form.

Other questions?
Contact:
Colleen Lepik
City of Kamloops
Phone: 250-828-3605
Fax: 250-828-7848
clepik@kamloops.ca

Kamloops Transit System

TRANSIT INFO: 250.376.1216