City providing free transit for youth

City providing free transit for youth

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Starting today, September 5, transit doors are swinging wide open to provide free transit fare for all those 17 and under.

The move comes as part of the City’s efforts to improve accessibility and increase transit ridership.

“Providing free transit fares for youth was an important decision for City Council. Our aim with this choice was to support families by encouraging and facilitating healthy individual and family lifestyles and transportation options that are inclusive and affordable to all residents,” says Mayor Jackie Clayton.

The City of Grande Prairie has partnered with the Grande Prairie Public School District and the Grande Prairie Catholic School District to distribute Youth Superpass cards to all eligible students within the first two weeks of school.

For  youth who are not part of the Public or Catholic school systems, Youth Superpass cards will be readily available for collection at City Hall, ensuring that everyone has access.

All Youth Superpass cards have been provided free of charge, however, should there be a need for a replacement, a minimal fee of $5 will be charged.

This exciting new initiative reaffirms the City's commitment to nurturing an inclusive & Caring Community, fostering easy mobility and access for all young residents.

For more information about the City of Grande Prairie’s Transit, please visit cityofgp.com/youthtransit or contact AccessGP at info@cityofgp.com or by calling 311.