Affordable Pass Program (APP) - What Is It?
Transit Windsor is pleased to announce the Affordable Pass Program or APP. The APP is a new program that will allow riders the ability to purchase a discounted adult or student bus pass, provided they meet the eligibility requirements.
Who Is Eligible?
Any individual and their spouse/partner and/or dependents may apply if their combined household income falls below the 2008 Statistics Canada Low-Income Cut-Off. Refer to section D on the Application Form (below). Combined household income is defined as the combined income of the primary applicant, their spouse/partner and/or their dependents.
The spouse/partner of the Primary Applicant and/or dependents may also be eligible to receive a discounted bus pass, provided they are living in the same household. Dependents must be under the age of 18 years old. Both the spouse/partner and/or any eligible dependents must be listed on the Primary Applicant's application form.
How To Apply?
APP Application Packages are now available at the Windsor International Transit Terminal at 300 Chatham Street West (at Church) and at the Transit Centre at 3700 North Service Road East (at Central). An Affordable Pass Program (APP) Package consists of:
- An APP application form
- An APP brochure
- A self-addressed envelope to Transit Windsor
Along with the APP application form, applicants must submit proof of their eligibility. Acceptable proof of eligibility can be one of the following: the most recent Notice of Assessment from Revenue Canada, the most current Canada Child Benefit Notice or Ontario Child Benefit Notice, verification of Ontario Disability Support Program benefits or verification of current Ontario Works benefits.
A "Free Forms Assistance Service" is available to all applicants. Learn more about the times and locations for this service by calling 211.
Once an APP application form and supporting documentation have been received by Transit Windsor, processing will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to review.
If your agency or organization would like to schedule a presentation for your staff members or clients to learn more about the Affordable Pass Program (APP), please make your request to the telephone number or email address listed below.
APP contact information:
Phone: 519-255-6100, ext. 6637 during regular business hours.
3700 North Service Road East
Phone: For detailed inquiries, call 519-944-4111. For general inquiries, call 311.