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Winnipeg city council voted 13 to two in favour of spending about a million dollars a year subsidizing a universal bus pass for university students. (CBC )

Winnipeg has moved a step closer to helping university students take a ride on the bus. 

City councillors voted 13 to two in favour of the Universal Post-Secondary Transit Pass, or U-Pass, Wednesday.

The city will help subsidize the program, pitching in about a million dollars a year.

The plan will be put to students at the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba.

The city hopes to have the U-Pass in place by the fall of 2016.