Government increases funding to discounted bus pass program

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Moose Jaw's Jordon Nicholson, left, and Sage Cake get on a city bus in downtown Moose Jaw. Times-Herald photo by Carter Haydu

Low-income individuals can receive discounted bus passes.

On Friday, Moose Jaw North MLA Warren Michelson announced that the provincial government has increased its contribution to the discounted bus pass (DBP) program for a total of $1.6 million for Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Yorkton and North Battleford.

"For those who use the bus as a means of transportation, it's vital to help those who need it most as a means of transportation from the city," said Michelson. "This program provides program recipients the freedom and dignity to live independently."

Individuals who qualify for the program are anyone who is part of the Saskatchewan Assistance Program, Transitional Employment Allowance, Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability Program, Saskatchewan Employment Supplement and Provincial Training Allowance.

The government will provide $54,000 in funding that will help approximately 2,400 citizens in Moose Jaw. The program ensures a rate of at least $25 below the full fare.

For the full story, including comments from Deputy Mayor Coun. Brian Swanson, check back to the website soon.

Organizations: Moose Jaw North MLA Warren Michelson, Prince Albert

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Swift Current Yorkton North Battleford Saskatchewan

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