Posted October 4, 2017
Mississauga council voted unanimously to expand and make permanent their affordable bus pass, which gives 50% off on bus passes to low income people.
The affordable bus pass was a key plank of Mississauga ACORN's Affordable City Platform and something that ACORN members have been working on with the Peel Poverty Reduction Committee since January.
Mississauga ACORN Co-Chair Virginia Vaithilingam, who has been leading this campaign and spoke to council this morning, says: "This is a major step for lower income transit riders in Mississauga. It also shows that ACORN has arrived as a strong voice for low-to-moderate income people in the city. It's a sign of things to come!"
Read more about it in the Mississauga News: Half-priced transit passes made permanent for eligible low-income riders