Community Transportation Pass Pilot Project Study in Kelowna, BC

As the population increases in North America, generally so do the number of cars on the road. Consequently, municipalities across North America are looking for solutions to manage increasing demand on their transportation systems. A successful solution to mitigate traffic congestion is a deeply discounted universal transit pass program for groups or organizations, such as schools, employment centres, and neighbourhoods. U-Pass programs in North American universities have been successful in reducing single occupancy vehicle (SOV) use and increasing transit. The U-Pass concept has also been applied to neighbourhoods in efforts to increase transit use in communities. The potential for a community transportation pass (called ComPASS) was explored for the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. A ComPASS pilot study was conducted from May 1 to July 31, 2012. Households were recruited to take part in either the participating group (those who received a ComPASS for three months) or the control group (those who were asked to continue behaviours as normal). Residents were surveyed before, during, and after the pilot study to gauge how transportation related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours changed as a result of the ComPASS program. This paper specifically focuses on how transportation behaviours changed as a result of ComPASS. Ultimately, the research determined that Kelowna has strong potential for a successful ComPASS program. Measures of success include: 1) reduced personal vehicle use; and 2) increased transit ridership amongst participants. (A) For the covering abstract of this conference see ITRD record number 201309RT334E.

  • Corporate Authors:


  • Authors:
    • Lovegrove, G
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.
  • Monograph Title: Calgary 2013 - The Many Faces of Transportation - Technical Compendium

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2013 1:00PM