All full-time Trent Durham GTA undergraduate students will receive a Universal Transit Pass (UPASS) for Durham Region Transit (DRT) as part of their ancillary fees. The digital UPASS for the fall term will be active from September 1 - December 31. You will receive an email informing you that your UPASS is ready to be activated.
How do I use the new digital UPASS?
The digital U-Pass uses the PRESTO E-Ticket app to provide a convenient and touchless way to show proof of payment when using DRT services. Follow these simple steps:
1. Download the PRESTO E-Ticket app: The PRESTO E-Ticket app can be downloaded for free to your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play Store.
2. Create your account: Set up your personal account on the PRESTO E-Ticket app. Be sure to use your trentu e-mail address. This is how you will receive the digital U-Pass in your account.
3. Activate your PRESTO E-Ticket before you ride: The digital U-Pass will appear in the “Available” folder in your PRESTO E-Ticket app when you receive the email that it is available. Be sure to activate the U-Pass E-Ticket before your first ride on DRT.
4. Show and tap your PRESTO E-Ticket: Show the DRT operator your activated U-Pass E-Ticket when you board and tap the screen on your smartphone to change the colour and show the operator it is valid. Please note that the operator may also ask you to present your student ID card as proof of eligibility.
Remember that your digital U-Pass is non-transferable and valid for travel on DRT services only. If you do not have a smartphone, please contact Tammy McDonlad, Administrative Coordinator, at email@example.com with your name and student number.
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