|Council approves sliding scale fare structure
Starting March 2017, we'll adjust the cost of a low income monthly transit pass based on the customer's household income to make it more convenient and affordable to get around the city.
Low Income passes are $44/month. Are you eligible for a Low Income Monthly Pass? Take a look at our requirements.
Eligibility and application for a Low Income Monthly Pass
- Resident of Calgary (proof of address required, PO Boxes, rural route addresses and bank statements are not accepted as proof of residency).
- Meet one of the Fair Entry's eight ways to qualify for this and several other City subsidized programs and services. Find out if you qualify and apply online at Fair Entry.
Where to buy a pass when approved?
Only approved applicants or their pre-approved designate as recorded on the application form may purchase the pass (must provide current and valid photo-identification, preferably goverment-issued). Passes are available up to 15 days prior to the beginning of the month. Passes can be purchased from:
Conditions of Use
- The Low Income Monthly Pass is for the sole use of the registered applicants and is not transferable. It is valid on all Calgary Transit services.
- Senior Low Income Monthly Passes are not accepted when using Access Calgary.
- The pass user must be registered with Calgary Transit and the back of the pass must include the registered users name and registration number to be valid.
- The pass user must have in their possession and be prepared to present valid photo identification upon request while using Calgary Transit.
- The entire pass must be shown to the operator when boarding the bus and must remain in the possession for the user at all times while on the system.
- Misuse of the Low Income Transit Pass may result in suspension of eligibility and the user may be subject to a fine under the Transit Bylaw 4M81.
- Please note, we don’t issue replacement passes for lost or stolen passes.