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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.