This release was issued under a previous government.
As part of ongoing work to reduce and prevent poverty, the Government of Alberta is investing in the Fair Entry program to share the cost of Calgary’s pass.
“Calgary’s Low Income Transit Pass makes it easier for families to get around the city to access jobs, services and the resources they need. We applaud Calgary’s leadership on this initiative and we are proud to partner with the City to reduce poverty and help families make ends meet.”
Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services
“Access to public transit is vital for low-income Calgarians so they can get to school, work, and around the community. This investment will help many Calgarians.”
Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary
- Human Services will share the cost of Calgary’s existing program for the next three years at $4.5 million annually.
- 25,000 Calgarians take advantage of the Low Income Transit Pass on a monthly basis.
- Calgary’s program eligibility is based on 100 per cent of the Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO).