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Friday, August 17, 2018

Cheaper Owen Sound Bus Passes

Owen Sound | by Kevin Bernard  

Council approves lower monthly pass rate for Georgian College & high school students.

Riding the bus will be cheaper during the school year in Owen Sound.

Council has approved a reduction in the monthly pass rate for Georgian College and High school students from 45 dollars to 35 dollars a month.

Elementary school student passes are being reduced from 40 dollars to 35 dollars a month.

The reduced rate runs from September through May of next year. (2019)

The program is being called a success by officials at City Hall, after there was a jump in ridership with the reduced rates last year.

Transit ridership increased from 188,000 in 2016 to 200,453 in 2017 and based on data from the first 5 months of the year is estimated to increase to 209,000 in 2018.

Student bus passes are available at the Bus Terminal, the Library, the Service Counter at City Hall and the Georgian College bookstore.


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