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PROPASS Program: Victoria Regional Transit

Information for Employers

PROPASS is a permanent bus pass purchased by employees through payroll deductions. PROPASS is valid for travel in all zones within the Victoria Regional Transit System, 365 days a year.

Goals
A primary goal of the PROPASS program is to reduce rush-hour traffic by encouraging employees to use transit whenever possible. The program has been enthusiastically received in Victoria, and has been a major contributor to increasing transit ridership. The program also complements employer initiatives to reduce the number of vehicles being driven to the workplace.

Local Enrollment
Sixty-five organisations are enrolled in the program, with over 3,000 employees participating.

Easy to Administer
The PROPASS is purchased by payroll deduction. The program is as easy to administer as processing a payroll deduction to the United Way.

Minimum Requirement
To join the program, an employer must have at least ten employees who are willing to enroll.

Cost and Savings (As of April 1, 2012)
Over a 12-month period the PROPASS will cost $875.50. This is an annual savings of $144.50. Payments are based on employee pay periods per year:

12 pay periods: each deduction is $72.96
24 pay periods: each deduction is $36.48
26 pay periods: each deduction is $33.67

Non-Transferable

The PROPASS must remain in the owner's possession during travel and cannot be used by anyone other than the owner of the pass.

No Expiry
The PROPASS is valid as long as the employee remains on the payroll deduction program.

Family Member Pass
When permitted by the employer and the contract, an employee may purchase one additional pass for an adult family member.

Lost Passes
Please contact the lost and found department at 250-995-5637 for lost or stolen passes. If the pass is not in the lost and found, and requires immediate replacement, contact 250-995-5682. A replacement of $25 fee applies.

Terms
Employees are required to sign on for one year. Employees may opt out of the PROPASS Program if their work shift changes, or they have a change in job or residence that makes the PROPASS ineffective for them.

If an employee opts out, they must return their PROPASS to their employer before the employer can stop payroll deductions.

An Employee requesting to leave the PROPASS program prior to one year, for reasons other than those stated in the enrollment application, are required to repay BC Transit the difference between the cost of regular monthly SuperPasses and the cost of the PROPASS for each month they participated in the program.

Easy Sign-Up
Enrolling your organisation is as easy as completing the PROPASS agreement and sending it to BC Transit. This agreement sets out payment schedules and responsibilities. As soon as your organisation is enrolled, your employees can make appointments to get their photo ID PROPASS cards.

PROPASS Coordinator
Phone: 250-995-5682
Fax: 250-995-5639

Family Travel

Kids 12 and under ride FREE anytime when travelling with their parent or guardian. The adult simply pays the fare using a monthly pass, DayPASS, PROPASS, U-PASS or BC Bus Pass. Up to four kids can travel with one adult

 

 

 

Victoria Regional Transit System

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