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Wednesday March 20th, 2013

Posted at 11:00am

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Transit Windsor has reclassified their ‘Family Pass’ for the purpose of fare media products to include two adults and up to three children who are under the age of 12 years.

The Family Pass was first introduced back in the fall of 2011 to coincide with the installation of new fareboxes, which allow passengers to purchase a Ride All Day Pass on the bus for a single fare. The ‘Family Pass’ was designed for one adult and up to four children to travel together.

Transit Windsor says that the new pass was very successful, but a lot of parents expressed that they would like to see more flexibility so that both parents could travel with their children at the same time. Therefore, the change to allow a second parent to travel with up to three children is being introduced.

“Providing this option to families is a great benefit to our community”, said Councillor Bill Marra, Chair of the Transit Windsor Board of Directors. Marra continued, “The change permits the family unit to travel together, allowing families to rely on public transit and in turn reducing their transportation costs. As any parent can tell you, with food and household costs constantly increasing, savings in other areas are most welcomed.”

You must tell the driver you wish to purchase a Ride All Day Pass (Family or Day) before putting your cash into the farebox, and it must be the exact fare or the ticket will not print. Ride All Day Passes must be purchased on the bus, and are valid for one day from the time of issue until 3 a.m. the following day. This pass allows for unlimited use for a single day of travel for just $7.50.

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