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Seniors Ride Free in June

In recognition of Seniors’ Month, seniors 65+ can ride Barrie Transit for free during the month of June!

The introduction of free transit for seniors (65+) in June is intended to align with Seniors’ Month and provide the opportunity to attend various events throughout the month by using the transit system at no cost. Run errands, travel to medical appointments, shop for necessities, or connect with family and friends throughout the month!

Background

Free Transit for seniors during the month of June was approved by Council on April 29, 2019 as part of the Barrie Transit Fare Strategy. Barrie Transit staff consulted with the Seniors Advisory Committee prior to making the recommendation to Council in a Staff Report on April 15, 2019.

Helping you get there!

Attend one of these FREE Barrie Transit Training sessions for Older Adults:

Provide your feedback!

Transit staff are consulting seniors on whether free transit during the month of June is preferred over an alternative promotion such as one free day each week, year round. Seniors can provide feedback by taking a brief survey.

Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to show ID to get on the bus?

Yes. Please have your ID available to show the driver.

Does this promotion include Specialized Transit?

Yes, Specialized Transit is also being offered for free during the month of June.

Why was June chosen as the free month for seniors?

Free Transit for seniors during the month of June was approved by Council as part of the Barrie Transit Fare Strategy which was approved by Council on April 29, 2019. Barrie Transit staff consulted with the Seniors Advisory Committee prior to making the recommendation to Council in a Staff Report on April 15, 2019. Staff want to know your feedback. Please consider taking a brief survey.

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