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BC Bus Pass Program


Policy

Eligibility: March 8, 2013

Term of Pass: March 8, 2013

Fee

Replacing a Lost Pass: March 8, 2013

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Eligibility: March 8, 2013
March 8, 2013

An annual bus pass (annual pass) for provincial transit systems is available through the Bus Pass Program at a reduced cost for persons who are residing in a valid transit service area where the annual pass is available and who meet any of the following categories:

  • persons who are receiving federal Old Age Security (OAS) and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
  • persons aged 60 and over who are receiving the federal Spouse's Allowance to OAS
  • persons aged 65 and older who meet all of the eligibility requirements for the GIS except the 10-year residency requirement
  • persons aged 60 or older who are receiving income assistance
  • BC Employment and Assistance (BCEA) recipients with the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation who are receiving disability assistance
  • BCEA recipients with the PWD designation or persons aged 60 and over in special care, where the ministry is paying either the facility user charge on their behalf or they are receiving a comforts allowance
  • BCEA recipients with the PWD designation who live on reserve and receive assistance from the agency that issues assistance on the reserve (in these cases, the agency staff should deal directly with staff from the Bus Pass Program)

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Term of Pass: March 8, 2013
March 8, 2013

The annual bus pass is valid for one calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.

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Fee
December 1, 2003

Eligible applicants are charged a low, non-refundable administrative fee for an annual bus pass.  The fee for an annual bus pass and for reissuing a lost pass is shown in Rate Table: General Supplements – Bus Pass Fees.  The ministry does not cover the cost of these fees for BCEA recipients.

There is no discount on the annual fee for a pass that is only used for part of the year or is purchased part way through the year.

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Replacing a Lost Pass: March 8, 2013
March 8, 2013

Bus pass holders who lose their pass can request a replacement by contacting the  BC Bus Pass Program.  [To request a replacement pass using the BC Bus Pass Program website or by telephone, see the Contacts section.]  The fee for replacing a lost pass is shown in Rate Table: General Supplements – Bus Pass Fees.

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