Seniors hurt by transit changes

Seniors making five bus trips during a month have seen their costs increase from $15 to $25

I’d like to speak a few words on behalf of those seniors who are not wealthy. You know the ones, they must closely adhere to their budget and are just getting by. They must use BC Transit for their occasional doctor and dental appointments. They might come to downtown or a mall a couple of times per month.

Beginning April 1, 2016 they will no longer be able to purchase seniors bus tickets at 10 for $15.

No longer will transfers be accepted. Greater Victoria Transit director Susan Brice has said that now they will be able to purchase an all-day pass instead for $5.

In reality, Ms. Brice, for seniors who use the bus for five trips during a month you have increased their cost from $15 to $25. Nice move.

PS: Infrequent bus use by seniors should not be penalized.

David Waterhouse



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