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Low Income Transit Passes for Saskatchewan

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Low Income Transit Passes for Saskatchewan

Kids are back in school (kind of) and people are back to work (some of us). Okay, so it’s a strange time. I think we can all agree with that. But we’re adjusting and part of that adjustment is figuring out ways to keep our costs to a minimum while navigating this new kind of normal. And while so many things are up in the air, one thing that has been a constant is the low-income travel passes for commuters in Saskatchewan. 

If you don’t already know, Saskatchewan offers different programs for low-income commuters. If you qualify, you’ll have to fill out some forms first. But if you’re trying to conserve every dollar while still commuting across your city, then it’s worth the effort. We’ll cover who can apply, how you apply, and what kind of savings you can expect.

What you need to know about low-income transit passes in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has also developed a low-income program for commuters living in different parts of the province.

Saskatchewan Discounted Bus Program

The Saskatchewan Discounted Bus Program offers low-income individuals a discount on public transit. This program is run in several cities across the province. 

Who can apply?

If you are receiving social service benefits from one of the following programs, you may be eligible: 

  • Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS)
  • Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP)
  • Transitional Employment Allowance (TEA)
  • Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability Program (SAID)
  • Saskatchewan Employment Supplement (SES)
  • Provincial Training Allowance (PTA)

Which cities are included in the program?

If you live in any of the following cities, the Discount Bus Program is available: 

  • Regina
  • Saskatoon
  • Prince Albert
  • Moose Jaw
  • North Battleford
  • Swift Current
  • Yorkton

How to apply

You have to apply in person at your local transit office. You’ll need to bring proof that you receive one of the social service benefits listed above, plus fill out an application form. Proof of receiving the benefits can be as simple as a deposit to your bank account. 

If you have any questions, contact Community Living Service Delivery (CLSD) at 306-787-7803 or send an email to clsd.info@gov.sk.ca

Transit Tip: Get real-time transit alerts and arrival times with Rocketman. Learn more about the Rocketman app for Saskatoon transit.

Don’t let your income prevent you from commuting 

There shouldn’t be any barrier preventing you from commuting. You need to make a living and if part of that involves physically being at work, then you need to be there. So, take advantage of these discounts – they’re put in place to help make your life easier. The application process is fairly simple and the eligibility requirements are straightforward. Take the time to fill out the appropriate forms and qualify for those discounts. 

At Rocketman, we do our best to keep you ahead of your commute. Get real-time transit alerts, arrival times and try our new crowdedness feature to avoid busy times on your journey.

Download the Rocketman app:

Rocketman transit app for iOS

Rocketman transit app for Android

This article offers general information only and is not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation. While the information presented is believed to be factual and current, its accuracy is not guaranteed and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of the author(s) as of the date of publication and are subject to change. No endorsement of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressly given or implied by Royal Bank of Canada or its affiliates.

Kids are back in school (kind of) and people are back to work (some of us). Okay, so it’s a strange time. I think we can all agree with that. But we’re adjusting and part of that adjustment is figuring out ways to keep our costs to a minimum while navigating this new kind of normal. And while so many things are up in the air, one thing that has been a constant is the low-income travel passes for commuters in Saskatchewan. 

If you don’t already know, Saskatchewan offers different programs for low-income commuters. If you qualify, you’ll have to fill out some forms first. But if you’re trying to conserve every dollar while still commuting across your city, then it’s worth the effort. We’ll cover who can apply, how you apply, and what kind of savings you can expect.

What you need to know about low-income transit passes in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has also developed a low-income program for commuters living in different parts of the province.

Saskatchewan Discounted Bus Program

The Saskatchewan Discounted Bus Program offers low-income individuals a discount on public transit. This program is run in several cities across the province. 

Who can apply?

If you are receiving social service benefits from one of the following programs, you may be eligible: 

  • Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS)
  • Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP)
  • Transitional Employment Allowance (TEA)
  • Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability Program (SAID)
  • Saskatchewan Employment Supplement (SES)
  • Provincial Training Allowance (PTA)

Which cities are included in the program?

If you live in any of the following cities, the Discount Bus Program is available: 

  • Regina
  • Saskatoon
  • Prince Albert
  • Moose Jaw
  • North Battleford
  • Swift Current
  • Yorkton

How to apply

You have to apply in person at your local transit office. You’ll need to bring proof that you receive one of the social service benefits listed above, plus fill out an application form. Proof of receiving the benefits can be as simple as a deposit to your bank account. 

If you have any questions, contact Community Living Service Delivery (CLSD) at 306-787-7803 or send an email to clsd.info@gov.sk.ca

Transit Tip: Get real-time transit alerts and arrival times with Rocketman. Learn more about the Rocketman app for Saskatoon transit.

Don’t let your income prevent you from commuting 

There shouldn’t be any barrier preventing you from commuting. You need to make a living and if part of that involves physically being at work, then you need to be there. So, take advantage of these discounts – they’re put in place to help make your life easier. The application process is fairly simple and the eligibility requirements are straightforward. Take the time to fill out the appropriate forms and qualify for those discounts. 

At Rocketman, we do our best to keep you ahead of your commute. Get real-time transit alerts, arrival times and try our new crowdedness feature to avoid busy times on your journey.

Download the Rocketman app:

Rocketman transit app for iOS

Rocketman transit app for Android

This article offers general information only and is not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation. While the information presented is believed to be factual and current, its accuracy is not guaranteed and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of the author(s) as of the date of publication and are subject to change. No endorsement of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressly given or implied by Royal Bank of Canada or its affiliates.

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This article offers general information only and is not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation. While the information presented is believed to be factual and current, its accuracy is not guaranteed and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of the author(s) as of the date of publication and are subject to change. No endorsement of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressly given or implied by Royal Bank of Canada or its affiliates.

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