The City of Kingston has announced that beginning in April, community members who are supported by the City of Kingston’s Municipal Fee Assistance Program (MFAP), will pay 50 per cent less when purchasing their Kingston Transit Affordable monthly transit passes.
“High inflation and the rising cost of living have made it harder for households to make ends meet,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson. “Reducing the cost of public transit is one way the City is directly supporting those who need help the most.”
The April 2023 monthly passes will see adults pay $20 per month and youth/seniors will pay $14.88 per month. The 50 per cent reduction to the affordable transit pass program will also apply to registered clients of Kingston Access Bus (KAB).
The announcement comes following a Kingston City Council decision to reduce fees for the program by as low as 50%. While there were options presented to council to lower the regular bus fare, city staff determined that this would come at a significant revenue loss to Kingston Transit.
Riders are encouraged to determine if they qualify for the MFAP program and are eligible to receive a reduced cost affordable monthly transit pass by visiting CityofKingston.ca/Fee-Assistance.