The purpose of the bus pass is to provide unlimited ridership on all regularly scheduled London Transit Commission (LTC) buses from September 1st until August 31st to Fanshawe College students. An agreement was reached between the LTC and the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU), contingent upon certain guidelines. The FSU is responsible for maintaining and enforcing those guidelines. This policy aims to accomplish that.
1. Any full-time, registered post secondary student at Fanshawe (London Campus only) shall be entitled to the use of a Bus Pass as issued by the FSU under the agreement with the LTC.
2. Possession and use of this Bus Pass will be governed and regulated by this policy, the terms and conditions on the reverse of the Bus Pass, and the LTC.
3. The following definitions apply:
Academic year shall mean from September 1st until the following August 31st.
Administrator shall mean the FSU Bus Pass administrator.
Bus Pass shall mean an LTC bus pass issued by the FSU in accordance with the FSU-LTC agreement.
Student shall mean any full-time, registered, post-secondary, student at Fanshawe College (London Campus only).
III. Limited Actions
Each student must use his/her Bus Pass in accordance with the following guidelines. The user will be deemed to accept the terms and conditions of the Bus Pass upon first use of the Bus Pass:
1. A Bus Pass must be presented in conjunction with the student's own Fanshawe Student ID card to the LTC bus driver, upon each boarding. The student number on the Bus Pass must match the student number on the Fanshawe Photo ID card.
2. The Bus Pass shall not be used in contravention of this policy, any FSU-LTC agreement pertaining to the Bus Pass, or any regulation of the LTC.
3. A student must not make fraudulent use of a Bus Pass, which includes, but is not limited to:
i. allowing, either directly or indirectly, another individual to use his or her Bus Pass, regardless of whether or not the other individual is a student, and whether or not the other individual is entitled to a Bus Pass;
ii. failing to present both his or her Fanshawe Photo ID card and Bus Pass concurrently and in an unobstructed manner to the driver of any LTC bus;
iii. altering his or her Bus Pass or Fanshawe Photo ID card for the purpose of fraudulent access to LTC services;
iv. attempting to make use of, or using, another student's Bus Pass for the purposes of using of an LTC bus transportation service;
v. possessing or using an unauthorized Bus Pass.
4. A student shall report any lost or mutilated Bus Pass to the Administrator who will proceed in accordance with Part V.
5. A student must report a stolen Bus Pass to the London Transit Commission, the Police and the Administrator.
1. A student will be subject to penalties for not complying with this policy.
2. Penalties shall include, but not be limited to, any or all of the following:
i. Levying of administrative costs;
ii. Suspension of Bus Pass;
iii. Loss of Bus Pass;
iv. 'Student Code of Conduct' consequences;
v. Penalties imposed by LTC which may include criminal charges being laid and/or banishment from services under the 'Trespass to Property' Act.
a. Lost, stolen or mutilated cards may be replaced subject to costs and an administrative fee. Any mutilated bus passes must be returned to the Administrator prior to the student receiving a replacement bus pass.
b. The Administrator may replace any bus pass if he or she reasonably believes the Bus Pass is lost. This decision shall be at the sole discretion of the Administrator. Replacing any lost bus pass will be subject to costs and an administrative fee.
c. Depending on circumstances, the Administrator may replace a bus pass without levying an administrative fee. This is at the sole discretion of the Administrator.
2. Notification of Infraction;
a. Where there is an alleged infraction, either the FSU or the LTC will confiscate the Bus Pass in question from the student;
b. Notification of all confiscations shall be sent to the Administrator.
c. Any confiscated bus pass in possession of the FSU will remain in possession of the FSU unless it is returned to the student in accordance with this Policy.
d. Any involved student may make a written petition to the Administrator in return for the confiscated Bus Pass.
e. Any petition must be made within 30 days of the infraction, and should include:
i. all relevant facts and matters, of which the petitioner is aware, that may have led to the confiscation; and
ii. any consideration that may be beneficial to the Administrator in rendering a decision upon any student.
f. Should the Administrator return the pas to the petitioner, the FSU and LTC shall not be liable for any transportation costs incurred by the petitioner during the period of confiscation and review.
3. Decision of the Administrator;
a. Upon receiving a petition, the Administrator must deal with the alleged infraction within twenty-one (21) days after receiving the petition to decide on the appropriate action.
b. The Administrator will decide upon the appropriate action including:
i. return of the bus pass while not levying a penalty; and/or
ii. return of the bus pass while levying a penalty;
iii. the Administrator shall invite the petitioner to a meeting where the petition will be addressed and the student may submit all material facts and arguments to support the return of his or her Bus Pass.
c. The Administrator has the option of consulting with the LTC to determine a proportionate penalty.
d. A written report of any meeting will be made available to the petitioner and available upon request within a forty-eight (48) hour period.
e. The Administrator shall inform the petitioner of the decision.
a. If the petitioner disagrees with the decision of the Administrator, he/she may present his/her case to the Student Administrative Council (SAC). The petitioner must inform SAC, in writing, of this request.
VI. Costs and Administrative Fees
1. Replacement Bus Passes
a. Lost Bus Passes
i. First Offence - $25.00*
ii. Second Offence - full amount of current bus pass fee
b. Stolen Bus Passes
i. Must report occurrence to Administrator, Police and LTC first - $25.00
c. Confiscated Bus Passes
i. First Offence - must submit petition for return of pass. If petition is approved - $50.00 fee applies for new pass.
ii. Second Offence - student will not be issued a new pass.
Replacement bus passes will only be issued on Fridays from 9 am to 3 pm in the FSU office (SC 1000).
Lost Pass Service
LTC and FSU operate a lost pass service. If a student has lost (or had stolen) his/her pass, he/she may call the FSU at 519.452.4109 or the LTC at 519.451.1347 to inquire if the pass has been found.
LTC return all lost, stolen or confiscated pass to the FSU administrator.
When a student is on co-op, they are not covered under the FSU Health Plan or the bus pass, as they have not paid their ancillary fees, which these services fall under. However, there is an option for co-op students to opt-in to the FSU Health Plan and/or bus pass for a fee.
- Co-Op Bus Pass Opt-In Fee - $115.00
- Co-Op Health Plan Opt-In Fee - $115.00 (The student has 10 days from the beginning of their academic term to opt-in to this service)
When a co-op student pays the above fees, the student will have access to the FSU Health Plan and/or the bus pass for the period of their co-op term.
- Fall Co-Op Opt-In - Covered from September 1st to December 31st
- Winter Co-Op Opt-In - Covered from January 1st until August 31st
Students pay the fee to a maximum of two semesters per academic year. For more information, speak to reception in the FSU Office, SC 1000.
For additional information, please visit the FSU Office in SC 1000 or call us at 519.452.4109.
Full-time post-secondary students registered between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, are eligible to claim a tax credit to cover the cost of public transit passes. More info