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Are you 12 – 14 years old? Would you like to travel on MiWay for free this summer? How about free public swimming at both indoor and outdoor pools? Then you need a Freedom Pass!
Your Freedom Pass allows you to ride for free on MiWay within Mississauga and free participation in public swims at City operated pools from July 1 to August 31, 2016. All you have to do is click here or go to any City of Mississauga community centre to complete an application form, then submit your completed form in person at your local community center (along with one piece of identification) and have your photo taken to create your personalized pass.
Starting May 11, 2016, low income residents in Mississauga can apply for discounted public transit through the MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot Program, available from June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017.
The MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot is a partnership between the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel.
“The MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot Program will allow low income Mississauga residents to purchase a monthly PRESTO pass at a 50 per cent discount,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit, City of Mississauga. “Mississauga joins other municipalities such as Hamilton, York Region and Halton Region in creating an affordable transit program to allow riders who need it most to commute to work and appointments. A report on lessons learned from the pilot is planned for 2017.”
“We know that access to affordable transportation can have a positive effect on social determinants of health,” said Janice Sheehy, Commissioner, Human Services, Region of Peel. “We’re excited to learn more about how we can better help residents participate in the community – such as, going to job interviews, attending special events, visiting family and friends and more.”
Mississauga residents earning an income below the Low Income Measure (LIM) thresholds are eligible to apply for a subsidy of 50 per cent off of a MiWay monthly pass by visiting http://www.povertyinpeel.ca/miwaypilot. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 31 on a first come, first serve basis up to a maximum of 2,500 participants.
For more information, please call 905-791-7800 ext. 8703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MiWay $1 Senior’s Fare Pilot Extended
The $1 MiWay fare for senior’s pilot program that began in June 2015 will be extended until the results of the Affordable Transportation Pilot Program are available in 2017. The $1 MiWay fare for seniors is available during off-peak hours:
• Weekdays from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
• Weekdays after 7 p.m.
• Anytime on weekends or holidays
On request, senior riders (age 65+) must present a piece of valid photo identification or a MiWay issued senior identification card to the bus driver to receive the one dollar fare.