Low Income Transit Pass Pilot Program extended; permanent program to follow

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – Regional Council yesterday approved the extension of the Low Income Transit Pass Pilot Program through to June 2017, in addition to transitioning the pilot into a permanent, annual program beginning in July 2017.

Launched in September 2016, the Low Income Transit Pass Pilot Program has successfully provided the opportunity for low income residents to access more affordable public transit services.

The pilot program extension means that participants already buying subsidized passes will be able to continue to purchase passes at the discounted rates for the months of March, April, May and June 2017.

Beginning in July 2017, a permanent Low Income Transit Program will take effect, which will accept up to 1,000 qualified applicants who will be able to purchase a subsidized monthly pass from July 2017 to June 2018. Halifax Transit will being accepting applications for the annual program on Monday, May 8, 2017. Stay tuned to www.halifax.ca/transit/LowIncomePass.php closer to the application date for complete details on the new annual program and application forms. Please note that pilot program participants who would like to continue to participate in the program beyond June 2017 must re-apply for the permanent program.

For more information on the Low Income Transit Pass Pilot Program, please visit www.halifax.ca/transit/LowIncomePass.php or contact 311.

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