Pilot transit program offers reduced fares for low-income Kamloops residents

Passes are available to those based on supply and income threshold, about $21,000 for one-person households, $39,000 for families of four and into the mid-$50,000-range for larger families

A new transit program geared at reducing the cost of transportation for low-income residents begins in Kamloops this week.

The CityPass is a partnership between the city and BC Transit, a one-year pilot program that will provide transit passes for up to 1,000 adult residents at 15 per cent of the regular cost.

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Passes are available to those based on supply and income threshold, about $21,000 for one-person households, $39,000 for families of four and into the mid-$50,000-range for larger families.

Seniors and students are ineligible for the program.

Transportation has been identified as one of the largest barriers to accessing subsidized recreational activities throughout the city. To apply, go online to Kamloops.ca/CityPASS. Passes are available for one, three or six months.

To qualify for a CityPass, you must:

• be a permanent Kamloops resident;

• receive income assistance;

• have an annual income below the low-income threshold set out by Statistics Canada.

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