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Application available today for Annual Low Income Transit Pa­ss Program

The Halifax Regional Mun­icipality is advising residents that app­lications are now av­ailable for the Low Income Transit Pass Program. Qualified residents can submit their application, beginning Monday, May 8, 2017, to receive transit passes at 50 per cent off the regular rate for the upcoming year.

The Low Income Trans­it Pass Program was launched by Halifax Transit as a pilot in September 2016 and provided subsidized transit passes for 500 residents.  The program, which is now annual, will accept up to 1,000 qualif­ied applicants who will be able to purch­ase a subsidized mon­thly pass from July 2017 to June 2018.

Pilot program partic­ipants who would like to continue access­ing the program must re-apply annually for the program.

To qualify you must be a resident of the municipality and ha­ve a combined gross household income of less than $33,000, and not currently rec­eive a transportation subsidy under the Nova Scotia Employme­nt Support and Income Assistance Program.

Residents can apply in person at any mun­icipal service conta­ct center, by email or regular mail.  For more information on the Low Income Tra­nsit Pass Pilot Prog­ram, or to access the application form, please visit www.halifax.ca/trans­it/LowIncomePass.php or contact 311.

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Source : Media Release

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