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Grades 9/10/11 students offered free Transit passes

August 18, 2014 -

Starting September 1, all Grade 9, 10 and 11 students in Kingston and Amherstview can ride Kingston Transit for free.  The pass will be valid until August 31, 2015.

"We've extended this effort to Grade 11 students this year because the more students use the bus now, the more likely they are to continue using public transit as a great option for getting around when they are adults," said Mayor Mark Gerretsen.

The City is continuing the Grade 9 and 10 pilot program and is expanding it to Grade 11 in  partnership with the Limestone District School Board and  the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board for the Sept 1, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2015 period.

Current Grade 9 and 10 passes can be used until August 31. Eligible students can begin using their new passes on September 1, and can pick them up starting on Monday, Aug. 18 as follows:

Grade 9 students:

1. Download a registration form at: www.CityofKingston.ca/studentpass

2. Bring the filled-in form to City Hall, 216 Ontario St., or the Guest Services Desk at the Cataraqui Centre, along with:

  • a 2014-15 Grade 9 student photo I.D. card; or
  • a 2014-15 Grade 9 student timetable and a Birth Certificate.

The initial $3 fee for the photo I.D. pass is waived for Grade 9 students.

Grade 10 and 11 students:

1. Download a registration form at: www.CityofKingston.ca/studentpass

2. Bring the filled-in form to City Hall, 216 Ontario St., or the Guest Services Desk at the Cataraqui Centre, along with:

  • a 2014-15 Grade 10 or 11 student photo I.D. card; or
  • a previous Grade 9 or 10 transit bus card and a 2014-15 Grade 10 or 11 student timetable; or
  • if you do not have a previous Grade 9 or 10 bus card, bring a 2014-15 Grade 10 or 11 student timetable and a Birth Certificate.

The $3 fee for a new or replacement card applies to Grade 10 and 11 students.

As this Kingston Transit bus pass is a photo I.D. card, the student must be present at registration in order to have his or her picture taken for the new or replacement card.

High school students attending one of the following schools are eligible for this transit pass:

  • Bayridge Secondary School
  • École Secondaire Catholique Marie-Rivier
  • École Secondaire Publique Mille-Iles
  • Ernestown Secondary School
  • Frontenac Secondary School
  • Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
  • Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute
  • LaSalle Secondary School
  • Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute
  • Queen Elizabeth Collegiate & Vocational Institute
  • Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School

Those waiting for September 1 to use their free passes are encouraged to explore Kingston Transit's other fare options at www.kingstontransit.ca

Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

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Media contact: For more information contact Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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