PROPASS is a permanent bus pass purchased by employees through
payroll deductions. PROPASS is valid for travel throughout the
RDN Transit System.
About the PROPASS
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.
Easy to Administer
A PROPASS is purchased by payroll deduction. It is as easy
to administer as a payroll deduction to the United Way.
A PROPASS is valid as long as an employee is on the payroll
Cost and Savings
The annual cost of a PROPASS is less than the cost of 12 monthly
passes. Average vacation time, sick time and time away from
Nanaimo on business or pleasure was taken into account when
the PROPASS price was established. Unlike a regular monthly
bus pass, PROPASS is not transferable to other users. This was
also considered when its price was established.
|12 pay periods
||each deduction is $57.94
|24 pay periods
||each deduction is $26.07
|26 pay periods
||each deduction is $24.07
An employee on the PROPASS Program can claim a 15.25% tax credit
on their income tax return. They would simply keep their cheque
about the Tax Exempt Bus Pass here.)
Family Member Pass
An employee may purchase a second pass for one adult family
member who is on their Benefit Program. (PROPASS may eventually
expand to include dependent children.)
Terms & Conditions
- At least five employees are required for a company to enrol.
- Employees must sign on for a minimum of one year.
- Employees may opt out if a change of shift, job or place
of residence renders the program inoperable, but the PROPASS
must be returned to the employer before payroll deductions
- An employee requesting to leave the PROPASS program prior
to one year, for reasons other than those stated in the enrolment
application, is required to pay the Regional District of Nanaimo
(RDN) the difference between the cost of the monthly Adult
pass and the PROPASS for each month in the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ Sheet that answers common
questions from employees.
How to Enrol (Employers)
To enrol, download this PROPASS
Agreement (Word document), save it to your files, complete
the RED sections, then fax or mail it to the Regional District
of Nanaimo at:
If you have any questions, contact the RDN office at: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Regional District of Nanaimo Transportation Office
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2
Once your organisation is enroled, you can start enroling your
employees individually using this Employee
Enrolment Form. The employees can make appointments to have
their photos taken directly with the PROPASS Coordinator.