In addition to their books and backpacks, local students will be able to ride Durham Transit for reduced fares during the upcoming school year.
Durham Region Transit (DRT) has announced the Y10 monthly pass, a 10-month school year loyalty fare program.
The incentive is available for youth ages 13 to 19 for the 2019/2020 school year.
By purchasing the Y10 monthly pass at any Durham Region Transit PRESTO point of sale, customers will automatically save $20 and pay $73.50.
Riders will save $20 off each subsequent Y10 monthly pass purchased throughout the school year, from September to June, for a total savings of up to $200.
“Our priority is to ensure that transit continues to be a safe, reliable and attractive option for our residents. The youth loyalty incentive helps ensure a new generation of customers can count on DRT to help them do more and drive less throughout the region,” says Regional Chair John Henry.
“The Y10 incentive ensures teens can affordably get where they need to go, whether it’s school, extra-curricular activities or a part-time job,” adds Shaun Collier, Mayor of Ajax and chair of Durham’s transit executive committee.
“We are hopeful this significant cost savings will make transit a more appealing option to the next generation of transit passengers,” says Bill Holmes, DRT acting general manager. “We continue to improve and enhance our services and we anticipate seeing an increase in youth ridership based on this Y10 incentive.”
For more information on the Y10 loyalty fare incentive visit durhamregiontransit.com.