Are McMaster students eligible for opt-out?

  1. City will reimburse the UCTP fee received by City with regard to a Student where such Student wishes to opt-out of the University/College Transit Pass program, provided that such Student submits an application to “opt-out” in accordance with section 2 below and meets the following criteria:


  1. The Student is a Student as defined in Section 1 of the Agreement;
  2. The Student is not required to attend McMaster University on a regular basis (being less than ten (10) times per academic year);
  3.  The Student does not live in any of the following areas:
  • City of Hamilton
  • Any part of the Greater Toronto Area
  • Region of Niagara
  • Region of Waterloo
  • Town of Norfolk
  • Town of Haldimand
  • County of Brant
  • Guelph/Eramosa Township
  • Oxford County
  • Any other area serviced by GO Transit
  1. Applications for opting out of the University/College Transit Pass program and for UCTP fee reimbursement must be made, in writing, to and received by City on or before October 31st of the applicable academic year at the following address:

City of Hamilton

Transportation Division

Attn.:  Supervisor of Fare Revenue

2200 Upper James Street

Mount Hope, ON L0R 1W0

The Student applying to opt out of the University/College Transit Pass program must include in his or her application satisfactory evidence from McMaster University confirming the criteria above has been met.


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