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PROPASS is a permanent bus pass purchased by employees through payroll deductions. PROPASS is valid for travel throughout the Nanaimo Regional Transit System.

About the PROPASS Goals

A main goal of the PROPASS program is to reduce traffic by encouraging employees to use transit whenever possible. PROPASS complements employer initiatives to reduce the number of vehicles being driven to the workplace.

Easy to Administer

A PROPASS is purchased by payroll deduction. It is as easy to administer as a payroll deduction to the United Way.

No Expiry

A PROPASS is valid as long as an employee is on the payroll deduction program.

Cost and Savings

The annual cost of a PROPASS is less than the cost of 12 monthly passes. Average vacation time, sick time and time away from Nanaimo on business or pleasure was taken into account when the PROPASS price was established. Unlike a regular monthly bus pass, PROPASS is not transferable to other users. This was also considered when its price was established.

12 pay periods each deduction is $57.94
24 pay periods each deduction is $28.97
26 pay periods each deduction is $26.74

Tax Deductible

An employee on the PROPASS Program can claim a 15.25% tax credit on their income tax return. They would simply keep their cheque receipt. (More about the Tax Exempt Bus Pass click here.)

Family Member Pass

An employee may purchase a second pass for one adult family member who is on their Benefit Program. (PROPASS may eventually expand to include dependent children.)

Terms & Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

Click Here for answers to common questions from employees. How to Enrol (Employers)

To enrol, download this Adobe Download PROPASS Agreement , save it to your files, complete the RED sections, then fax or mail it to the Regional District of Nanaimo at:

PROPASS Coordinator
Regional District of Nanaimo Transportation Office
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2
FAX: 390-6572.

If you have any questions, contact the RDN office at: employerpass@rdn.bc.ca, 390-6565.

Last Modified:  Feb 10, 2017
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