Kingston Transit Offers Free Bus Rides to Grade 9 Students Robert John http://kingstonherald.com/author/robert | 2012/08/21
Grade 9 students are being offered a free Kingston Transit Pass to encourage them to ride the bus to access recreational programs throughout the city as part of Kingston Gets Active’s Grade 9 Community Activity Pass program.
“This pilot project is about encouraging young people to establish healthy, active habits including riding the bus, an active and sustainable form of transportation,” says Mayor Mark Gerretsen. “The free bus pass will help them experience Kingston Transit and offer them access to recreational programming all over the city.”
Students starting Grade 9 at Kingston high school this September can obtain their complimentary Kingston Transit pass starting today (August 20), by presenting the following items at City Hall, 216 Ontario St. or the Information Desk at the Cataraqui Centre:
A birth certificate and a 2012-13 Grade 9 high school timetable, OR A valid 2012-13 Grade 9 student photo i.d. card.
To use the Kingston Transit service, students will be required to tap their valid transit pass on the fare box to board the bus. The transit pass is valid from September 1, 2012 until August 31, 2013.
Kingston Gets Active, a community-wide partnership of organizations including school boards and the City, administers the Grade 9 Community Activity Pass program throughout Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Counties. The program offers these students free access to recreation programs, such as swimming and skating. The free Kingston Transit pass is only for Grade 9 students attending a high school in the city of Kingston only:
Bayridge Secondary School Frontenac Secondary School Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (KCVI) LaSalle Secondary School Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute (LCVI) Queen Elizabeth Collegiate & Vocational Institute (QECVI) Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School École Secondaire Publique Mille-Iles École Secondaire Catholique Marie-Rivier
Ride Kingston Transit. Plan your bus trip at: kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner .