OC TRANSPO: Now free for seniors on Sundays

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Sun, July 3, 2019

Mayor Jim Watson says spending $100,000 annually to give seniors free public transit on Sundays is worth it because it will give those residents another opportunity to get out of their homes.

“There’s a real problem I see every day when I visit malls or seniors homes (that is) an isolation challenge,” Watson said Wednesday at the Billings Bridge transit station, announcing that the first free Sunday for seniors will be this weekend.

“If we can make it easier for seniors to go out and socialize, whether it’s a walking club here at Billings Bridge or a seniors club in Kanata, that’s good for society as a whole and it keeps seniors healthier.”


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