City proposing low income bus passes in 2019 preliminary budget

via CTV News

For those who rely on the bus, but struggle to pay for it, the City of Winnipeg is looking at a solution.

The preliminary 2019 budget includes a recommendation for council to approve a phased-in implementation of a low income bus pass starting April 1, 2020.

“We want to make sure that we’re planning properly, and that’s why we’re phasing it in, to address the unknown because we’ve never had it before,” said Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman.

A monthly adult bus pass currently costs $100.10. If approved, the low income monthly pass would give eligible adults a 30 per cent discount in 2020, 40 per cent off in 2021, and 50 per cent in 2022.

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