June 11, 2019 / Youth ride free on Airdrie Transit this summer

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA - This summer, from July 1 to August 31, youth under the age of 18 will be able to ride local transit buses for free.

“This initiative was approved by Council in November, 2018 to encourage youth to explore their community and experience Airdrie Transit,” says Airdrie Transit Team Leader Chris MacIsaac. “With a stop at Genesis Place and a host of youth-oriented programs in July and August, this change will make it even easier to stay active this summer.”

This follows a highly successful program to reduce youth monthly passes from $47.50 to $25 earlier in 2018 which increased youth pass sales by approximately 30 per cent year-over-year.

“We believe this offering will be equally successful and aligns with the City’s mandate to become a more youth-friendly community,” says MacIsaac.

In general, the Airdrie Transit system is proving to be a popular option for Airdrie residents regardless of age with a 27 per cent increase in local ridership over the same year-over-year period.

For more information visit www.airdrie.ca/fares

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Media contact:
Chris MacIsaac
Airdrie Transit Team Leader
403.948.8800 ext 8449

 

 

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