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Licence 2 Ride

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 2021. Updates will be posted as they are available.

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 (excluding Route 90 Essa Service). The Licence 2 Ride must be clearly displayed to the bus driver when boarding Barrie Transit.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much does the pass cost?

    The Licence 2 Ride is completely free for 12-, 13-, 14- or 15-year-olds. 2019 applicants' date of birth must be between January 1 2004 and December 31 2007.

    Why is the pass only for 12- to 15-year olds?

    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.

    How does someone get a Licence 2 Ride?

    2019 applications were accepted between June 1 and June 30, 2019. The program was not available in 2020 or 2021. Applicants were 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. Hard copies of the form were also available at  Allandale, East Bayfield, and Holly community centres.

    Where does the Licence 2 Ride allow holders to travel?

    The Licence 2 Ride is exclusive to Barrie Transit routes (excluding Route 90 Essa Service)

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

    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.

    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 during the set time period in which the licence is valid.

    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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