Mississauga and Brampton offer discounted bus passes for those in need

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There are many Mississauga and Brampton residents who are hurting financially and can’t afford a monthly bus pass. Now they have the option of applying for a discount that would lower the price of the adult pass from $65 to $30.50 in Mississauga and from $62 to $26 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.

If a resident is eligible for the discount, any of their dependents who need a bus pass will also be 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.

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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.
Additionally, you’ll need a PRESTO card, as the discount will be programmed onto your card if approved.

The reality is that a large number of public transit users are people going to work at low income jobs. Many can’t afford a car and are dependent upon public transit to get around. This discounted pass will help families potentially save a small amount of money that could go a long way to making their lives slightly easier. -CINEWS

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