The City’s Licence 2 Ride is offered to youth aged 12–15* and provides the chance to ride for free on Barrie Transit & play for free at the City's three recreation centres.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this program is currently under review for 2020. Updates will be posted as they are available.
Here’s a list of some of the places licence-holders could explore and activities they could enjoy with their Licence 2 Ride. Remember your licence gets you free rides on ALL Barrie Transit routes (excluding Route 90 Essa Service). The Licence 2 Ride must be clearly displayed to the bus driver when boarding Barrie Transit.
FREE ~ FUN~ INFORMATIVE
Licence 2 Ride applicants are encouraged to sign-up for a free Rider's Ed Session when they apply for their pass. They'll learn the ins & outs of using Barrie Transit and accessing the city's recreation centres. Each Rider’s Ed session will last approximately 1.5 hours total including a Transit bus tour & recreation component.
Each Rider's Ed will consist of:
2019 Rider's Ed Sessions:
Thursday, July 47:00pm-8:30pm
The Licence 2 Ride is completely free for 12-, 13-, 14- or 15-year-olds* *2019 applicants' date of birth must be between January 1st 2004 - December 31st 2007.
The Licence 2 Ride targets youth 12 to 15 years old because they are too young to work, too young to drive and are not primary users of Barrie Transit. The Licence 2 Ride is intended to encourage this target age group to get comfortable taking public transit and become future customers.
2019 applications are accepted between June 1 - June 30, 2019. Applicants are required to fill out an application form, print it, sign it (you'll need a parent or guardian signature) and bring it into a City of Barrie community centre. You can also pick up an application form at these community centres: Allandale, East Bayfield, and Holly.
2019 applications are accepted June 1 to 30, 2019.
The Licence 2 Ride can be used from July 1 to September 2, 2019.
The Licence 2 Ride is exclusive to Barrie Transit routes (excluding Route 90 Essa Service)
Only the photographed Licence 2 Ride holder is eligible to ride for free, all other riders must pay the applicable fare. Passes will be confiscated by Transit Authority if used fraudulently or reproduced illegally.
Yes, all City-operated drop-ins will accept and scan your Licence 2 Ride to allow unlimited free drop-ins from July 1 to September 2, 2019.
You will need to bring one piece of identification to any City community centre to verify your identity. A card replacement fee will be charged.
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