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City launches $15 Brampton Transit pass for seniors on September 1


​BRAMPTON, ON (July 5, 2019) – Today on behalf of Brampton City Council, Mayor Patrick Brown announced the launch of the $15 Seniors Brampton Transit pass.

Serving one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Brampton Transit is introducing a $15 discounted monthly pass for Brampton resident seniors 65 years of age and older. The discounted monthly pass will go on sale August 6 at all Brampton Transit terminals and facilities, and seniors can start using their discounted pass from September 1.

Starting August 6, Brampton Transit will open temporary locations at City Hall and Gore Meadows Community Centre to allow seniors to get their Brampton Transit senior ID card, PRESTO cards, and purchase their Seniors Brampton Transit pass.

The monthly pass will allow seniors unlimited travel during that calendar month. To get the transit pass, Brampton seniors must have a valid Brampton Transit senior identification card and a PRESTO card.

The $1 cash fare for Brampton seniors will also be available on PRESTO beginning September 1. Regular senior weekly and monthly passes will no longer be available.

Brampton Transit is committed to providing affordable transit. Building on the Term of Council Priorities for Brampton 2040 Vision, staff will bring a report to Council during the 2020 budget process that will include options to implementing free fares for Brampton seniors.

For full details, visit www.bramptontransit.com.

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“Continuing on our journey towards Brampton’s 2040 Vision and building a Green City, we’re committed to not only providing efficient transit service, but also a reliable alternative to driving. Our goal is to implement free transit for seniors in 2020. Our seniors have built our community, and it’s only fitting that they receive a break on transit passes.”

- Mayor Patrick Brown

​“Brampton City Council has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated in the city by 80% by 2050. As we work towards planning and launching better environmentally friendly policies and technologies, this is a great place to start – take more transit and reduce reliance on cars. With the new $15 month pass, I would like to encourage our seniors to get out and enjoy active living. This is a great opportunity to reconsider how you travel around the city and connect with people, places and events.”

- Councillor Rowena Santos, Chair, Community Services

“Brampton Transit is continuously working towards enhancing overall service quality and customer experience. Introducing this new pass for Brampton seniors is one of several items in our 2019 customer charter that we’re committed to achieving. We encourage our senior residents to ride transit and experience the convenience of taking our buses.”

- Alex Milojevic, General Manager, Transit

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