Low Income Transit Pass Pilot Program reaches capacity of 500 passes

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – Halifax Transit is advising residents that the Low Income Transit Pass Pilot Program has reached its capacity of 500 available passes. Applications are no longer being accepted at this time. The municipality thanks all who showed interested in this pilot project.

Successful applicants will be notified of their status via mail from now through to August 19. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Please note there is no waiting list for the pilot program at this time.

Applications for the new program opened on July 4. The objective of the pilot program is to make monthly transit passes more affordable for low income residents. Those participating in the program will be able to purchase monthly adult transit passes for 50 per cent off the regular price. Approved applicants were accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for the first phase of the pilot program, which lasts six months from September 2016 to February 2017.

Eligible applicants must be a resident of the Halifax Regional Municipality with a combined gross annual household income of less than $33,000. Applicants currently in receipt of a transportation subsidy from another agency, including but not limited to the Department of Community Services Employment Support and Income Assistance Program, were not eligible for this program.

Following the six-month pilot period, staff will report back to Regional Council and seek direction on the future of the program.
For more information on the Low Income Transit Pass Pilot Program, visit www.halifax.ca/transit/LowIncomePass.php.

Source: Release

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