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Seniors ride Brampton Transit buses for just $1,
starting March 28



Starting next Monday, March 28, when Brampton Transit raises most fares, all senior citizens, 65 years of age and older, who are residents of Brampton can ride any Brampton Transit bus for just $1. (But, you’ll have to get a Brampton Transit senior identification card to take advantage of the new low fares.)

You must be 65 years of age or older and a resident of Brampton to be eligible to receive an ID card. Non-resident seniors, or seniors without a Brampton Transit photo ID card, must pay the full cash fare of $3.25 or use tickets or passes to board the bus.

Once you have received your ID card, you must present it to the Brampton Transit driver every time you board a bus so you can pay the $1 cash fare. Upon boarding, show the card to the operator and deposit $1 into the fare box. If you require a transfer, please ask the operator, when you pay your fare.

If you don’t have your card, you’ll have to pay the full $3.25 cash fare.

If you prefer, you can still buy tickets and passes at the seniors rate.

If you travel frequently by Brampton Transit, a weekly or monthly pass is your best option. Each pass entitles you to unlimited travel as long as the pass is valid.


How to get a Brampton Transit seniors identification card

You can get the new seniors id cards at:

Brampton Transit’s Clark Facility
185 Clark Boulevard,
Mondays to Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

or

Brampton Transit’s Sandalwood Facility
130 Sandalwood Parkway West,
Mondays to Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

From Monday, March 21 until Wednesday, March 23, you can also get the cards at:

Flower City Seniors Recreation Centre
8870 McLaughlin Road South
From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

On Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25, you can also get the cards at:

Knightsbridge Senior Centre
1A Knightsbridge Road
From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

When you drop by one of these locations to get your card, you’ll have to present one of the documents from each of the two categories:

Category 1: Proof of Brampton address

  • Household bill (telephone, TV, hydro, gas or water); or
    • Bank or credit card statement; or
    • Statement of government benefits (such as employment insurance, old age security, social assistance or disability support); or
    • City of Brampton property tax bill.

Category 2: Proof of Identity

A piece of valid government-issued identification that includes a photograph, name, and date of birth must be presented. Acceptable forms include:

  • a driver’s license; or
  • a Canadian passport; or
  • a permanent resident card; or
  • an Ontario Health Card (not the red and white version, which has no photo); or
  • a birth certificate (only if you present it with a valid piece of photo identification)

When you present Brampton Transit staff with these documents, they will photograph you and issue you a the senior ID card with your picture and your name on it.


When Brampton City Council approved its 2011 budget on Wedensday, February 23, it also approved a plan to reduce fares for seniors.