Bus Pass Program

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The B.C. Bus Pass Program offers an annual bus pass for low income seniors and individuals receiving disability assistance from the Government of B.C.. Passes are valid in communities serviced by BC Transit or TransLink. The pass is only valid for the eligible rider and is non-transferable. Handy Dart is not included in this program.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the B.C. Bus Pass Program, the applicant must be living in a transit service area where the annual pass is available and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Receiving Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), or the Federal Allowance, or the Allowance for the Survivor;
  • 18 – 64 years of age and receiving Persons with Disability (PWD) assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation;
  • 60 – 64 years of age and receiving Income Assistance from the Province of British Columbia;
  • Over 65 years of age and would qualify for GIS but does not meet the Canadian 10 year residency requirement;
  • 18 – 64 years of age, living on a First Nations reserve and receiving disability assistance from the band office; or
  • 60 – 64 years of age, living on a First Nations reserve and receiving assistance from the band office.

The Acts, Regulations, and Policy that guide BC Bus Pass Program eligibility can be found on the Online Resource.

For more information, visit BC Bus Pass Program.


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