The Coast - - THE CITY -

The new cap on the num­ber of low-in­come Hal­i­fax Tran­sit passes to be sold by the city. The pro­gram orig­i­nally of­fered just 500 dis­counted passes—$39 in­stead of $78—to riders with low in­comes when it be­gan as a pi­lot in 2016. Coun­cil bumped that thresh­old to 1,000 last year when it made the pro­gram per­ma­nent, and again raised the num­ber of passes dur­ing a vote Tues­day at City Hall. Cur­rently there are 37 peo­ple on the wait­ing list for a re­duced pass.

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