New Free Fare Transit Policy
Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George has approved a policy that sets out when transit rides can be free.
Seen as an opportunity to promote transit use, the old practice of offering “free fare for clean air” during an air quality advisory will be replaced. That practice was seen as problematic, in that it didn’t kick in until the day after the advisory was issued. Instead, the city will have a special “Clean Air Day” that would be promoted and people can plan to take transit.
Also in the new policy, free fare during the entire Bike to Work Week, on general voting days , on National Seniors Day (October 1st) and upon the request for any class in School District 57 and private schools although there are some parameters for that use. The policy also outlines the approval of Food for Fare days as a charity event.