Saskatoon’s Poor Getting Break On Bus Passes

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 14:56



Saskatoon is following the lead of three other Saskatchewan cities in reducing the cost of bus passes for low-income residents.


Community Resources Minister Buckley Belanger was on hand for the announcement this morning in Saskatoon.


Belanger says the province has handed a large cheque to the city to reduce the cost of bus passes from $51 to $15 for low-income students and residents.


Saskatoon is the fourth community to implement the one-year pilot project. Regina, Moose Jaw and Prince Albert have already announced similar initiatives.


The City of Saskatoon is also providing leisure cards to those who receive the discounted bus passes, allowing them free access to the city’s outdoor pools and recreational facilities.