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Ward 6 News: Changes to eligibility requirements for the low income transit pass

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Ward 6 Report

On November 28, Council voted to approve a Motion expanding eligibility for the low income transit pass. By adjusting the requirements, approximately 22,500 more adults are now eligible for the low income transit pass, and approximately 2,000-3,000 more seniors are eligible for the low income senior’s pass.

Both the regular and low income senior’s passes are sold on an annual basis, whereas the regular low income pass is sold on a monthly basis. To help recover costs associated with the expanded eligibility, the price of the annual senior’s pass will be adjusted to $95 from $55 as of July 1, 2013, with the price of the low income senior’s pass remaining $15 per year. The cost of the regular low income monthly pass will increase from $40 to $44 as of July 1, 2013. New applicants for either the senior’s annual pass or the regular low income pass will pay the current rates until renewal in July.

On December 17, we further expanded accessibility to low income transit passes to youth under the age of 18. Administration has been directed to develop and implement a low income transit pass option for youth (6-17 years) no later than March 2013.

Back to February 2013 report

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