Here's How You Can Get a Discounted Bus Pass in Brampton
Public transit is something many residents rely on in their daily lives, which is why the Region of Peel is making it easier for those who have trouble affording it.
Mississauga and Brampton residents who can’t afford a monthly bus pass have the option to apply for a considerable discount.
The discount would lower the price of the pass to $65 for adults ($30.50 for seniors) in Mississauga and to $62 for adults ($26 for seniors) in Brampton.
“The discount is valid for 12 months. After the discounted period ends, you can re-apply or the cost of your monthly bus pass would return to full price,” Peel says.
If a resident is eligible for the discount, any of their dependents who need a bus pass will also be eligible.
So who exactly is eligible?
The discount is available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and newcomers who have applied for permanent residency, sponsorship, or refugee protection in Canada. International students and foreign workers are not eligible.
You must also live in Mississauga or Brampton and have a net household income of a certain amount or lower, depending on the number of people in your household:
You’ll also need a PRESTO card, as the discount will be programmed onto your card if approved.
Additionally, an even bigger discount could be coming to seniors in Brampton, according to Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon.
City council has unanimously passed a motion to reduce the cost of a monthly bus pass to $15 for seniors, and later have it completely reduced to $0 by the year 2022.
I'm pleased to announce that my motion for a reduced $15 monthly seniors bus pass, and reduced to $0 before 2022, passed unanimously and will be considered in the 2019 budget on March 27.— Gurpreet Singh Dhillon (@gurpreetdhillon) March 20, 2019
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These changes will be considered in the 2019 budget on Wednesday, March 27.
To learn more or apply online for the discount, click here.
Editor’s note: A correction has been made to the price of the discounted bus passes. We apologize for the error.