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Transit Assistance Program Pilot

York Region is piloting the Transit Assistance Program (TAP) to help make transit more affordable for eligible residents.

Eligible residents can purchase a TAP pass for half the cost of a YRT Adult monthly pass. The TAP pass is valid for unlimited travel on YRT services for the calendar month.

Who can apply:

  • York Region residents between the ages of 18 to 64 years old 
  • Currently not receiving transit assistance through Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Programs  
  • Agree to take part in surveys to evaluate the pilot
  • Have income at or below the limits listed below:
Family Size Income Limit
1 person $29,672
2 persons $41,964
3 persons $51,394
4 persons $59,345
5 persons $66,349
6 persons $72,682
7 persons $78,506

Source: Statistics Canada Low Income Measure, Before Tax + 15%, 2016

When to apply:

New applications are now being accepted by telephone. There are a limited number of passes available.

The pilot program will run until December 2020.

Current Participants: Please note that you do not need to re-apply to continue participating until December 2020. If you participated in the 2019 TAP pilot program, you will receive a new PRESTO card in the mail soon for the 2020 TAP pilot.

How to apply:

Call Access York at 1-877-464-9675 (Open Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

TTY: 1-866-512-6228 or 905-895-4293 (for the deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing)

Applicants 18 to 64 years old must apply on their own. Couples residing together must apply as a family. Couples or single persons who are the parent or guardian of children under the age of 18 years old would apply as a family.

Please have the following documents ready when you call:

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