Worried a new low-income bus pass won’t do enough for Ottawans struggling to make ends meet, the Healthy Transport Coalition is asking the Ontario government to fill the void.
Councillors approved the new Equipass during budget consultations. It will cost riders $57 per month and is estimated to benefit 8,800 people.
The coalition, along with other community groups, had hoped the city would bring the price down to the same cost as the community pass, which is for people on Ontario Disability payments — currently $42.25. A regular adult monthly pass costs $113.75.http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2017/02/07/ottawa-group-wants-ontario-government-to-boost-transit-pass-.html