The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University have a universal bus pass (UPass).
Full-time undergraduate and graduate students can use their student card (Watcard at UW, OneCard at WLU) for unlimited rides on Grand River Transit. The cost is included in university tuition and valid for all school terms: September to December; January to April; May to August.
Note: Part-time students, faculty, and university staff are not eligible for the pass program.
GRT reserves the right to check the validity of a UPass and the identity of the user of the UPass, and to deny use of the UPass.
Students who present an expired, altered, or fraudulent UPass will have their card confiscated by the GRT operator or supervisor. GRT will forward all confiscated cards to the University of Waterloo Watcard Office or Wilfrid Laurier OneCard office by the end of the next business day after confiscation.
Attempted fraudulent use of the UPass may result in penalties to students and/or prosecution under applicable legislation
|Conestoga College students|
All full-time Conestoga College students are eligible to purchase a four-month term college pass.
The College Pass allows unlimited travel on Grand River Transit for four consecutive calendar months: September to December; January to April; May to August.
Purchasing the college term pass
The college term pass is a GRT sticker that will be applied to your Conestoga College ONE Card by the sales agent.
Eligible students must show their Conestoga College ONE Card with photo and proof of full-time registration when purchasing the college term pass.
When does the Term Pass go on sale?
Sales for the Term Pass Sticker begin on the 20th of each month prior to the start of the term. Passes can be purchased at the Charles and Ainslie Street Terminals.
Where can I buy the Term Pass?
The college term pass is available at the Charles Street and Ainslie Street terminals, as well as the Conestoga Students Inc (CSI) offices located on the Cambridge, Doon and Waterloo campuses.
The Term Pass is non-refundable and not transferable. GRT will not refund or replace a term pass sticker for any reason.
What if I lose my ONE Card with a valid college term pass sticker?
GRT is not responsible for lost or stolen Conestoga College Student Cards with or without a valid Term Pass sticker.
Go to your ONE Card office. They will replace your Student Card according to their procedures and contact GRT for instructions about the prorated cost to purchase another Term Pass.
Save your receipt
Please save your receipt. The cost of the Term Pass can be claimed as a federal income tax credit. Duplicate receipts will not be issued.
GRT's College Pass allows unlimited travel on Grand River Transit for four consecutive calendar months: September to December; January to April; May to August.
Who can buy a College Pass?
Full-time students at the following schools are eligible to buy a College Pass:
Purchasing the College Pass
The College Pass can be purchased at the Ainslie Street and Charles Street Terminals in Cambridge and Kitchener. Purchase of the pass includes photo ID.
The College Pass is non-refundable and not transferrable. GRT will not refund or replace a pass for any reason.
Save your expired passes
The cost of monthly passes can be claimed as a federal income tax credit. The passes themselves are the proof of purchase.