Kingston city council votes to keep free transit program for high school students

Kingston city council voted to make Kingston Transit's high school bus pass program ongoing and permanent. The program allows high school students to ride the bus free of charge.

“Kingston on a per capita basis a few years ago, had the highest number of public transit users in all of Ontario and it’s something we should be very proud of," Coun. Jim Neill says.

Coun. Rob Hutchison added that it took a while to get the program established but the process has been "worthwhile."

“It took years to get this established…Now we have really fine transit programs that introduce young people to using transit, expanding their horizons and enabling them to get to school…to see it established permanently makes it all worthwhile.”

The program is funded by the Limestone District School Board and Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board who contribute a combined $60,000 annually.