Ottawa students rally to push city council to reverse age cap on transit passes

OTTAWA - Post-secondary students in Ottawa are demanding the city reverse a new policy limiting student transit passes to those 27 years and younger.


OTTAWA - Post-secondary students in Ottawa are demanding the city reverse a new policy limiting student transit passes to those 27 years and younger.

Passed as part of the city budget, city council cited $200,000 in savings by implementing the age cap on transit.

But last week, students successfully lobbied Ottawa's Transit Committee to recommend reversing the decision.

Today, they will rally to urge council to support the reversal.

The president of the Carleton University Student Association says council needs to recognize a student is a student regardless of how old they are and could use a cash break.

Previously, any full time student was eligible for a student pass, which meant an extra $240 in their pockets.

 
 
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