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Licence 2 Ride

The City’s Licence 2 Ride was 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 community centres from July 1 - Sept 4. Applications are closed for 2017.

Applications were accepted between June 1 - June 30, 2017. Applicants were required to submit an application form in person at their local community centre (along with one piece of identification) and have their photo taken to create the  personalized pass.

Oh the places you'll go!

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.

Rider's Ed Sessions


Rider's Ed Sessions were offered to Licence 2 Ride applicants to introduce them to 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:

  • Meet & greet with Rec & Transit staff and fellow L2R’s
  • Refreshments & snacks
  • Apps & Tools for trip planning and bus tracking 
  • What Customer Service & support is available (we are here 24/7 to help!)
  • Safety! How to ask for help if you miss your  bus, board the wrong route or get off at the wrong stop

Transit Tour

  • A private  tour on a Barrie Transit bus supervised by Transit staff
  • 30 minute tour, stopping at the Transit Terminal and returning  to the Recreation Centre
  • While on tour, we will inform riders on how to wait at a stop, boarding & departing , where to sit,  on-bus etiquette, stop request, night stop program, bike rack, stops & shelters  & how to transfer

Registration is closed for 2017 Rider's Ed Sessions.

Allandale Rec Centre East Bayfield Community Centre Holly Community Centre
Tuesday July 4
Thursday July 6
Wednesday July 12 
Registration required. There is no fee to attend.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much did the pass cost?

The Licence 2 Ride was completely free for 12-, 13-, 14- or 15-year-olds (date of birth 2002–2005)

Why was the age 12 to 15 years old?

The Licence 2 Ride targeted 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.

How does someone get a Licence 2 Ride?

Applications are closed for 2017. Applications were accepted between June 1 - June 30, 2017. Applicants were required to fill out an application form, print it, sign it and bring it into a City of Barrie community center. They could also pick up an application form at any community centre (Allandale, East Bayfield, and Holly).

When can I apply for a Licence 2 Ride?

Applications were being accepted June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.

How long is the Licence 2 Ride valid for?

The Licence 2 Ride can be used from July 1, 2017 to September 4, 2017.

Where does the Licence 2 Ride allow holders to travel?

The Licence 2 Ride is exclusive to Barrie Transit routes.

Could a parent or sibling of a Licence 2 Ride Pass holder travel for free?

Only the photographed Licence 2 Ride holder is eligible, all other riders must pay the applicable fare. Passes will be confiscated by Transit Authority if used fraudulently or reproduced illegally.

Are the free recreation drop-ins valid at all community centres?

Yes, all City-operated drop-ins will accept and scan your Licence 2 Ride to allow unlimited free drop-ins from July 1, 2017 to September 4, 2017.

What if I lose my Licence 2 Ride?

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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