Seniors can catch free rides on transit to celebrate Seniors Day

Sep 23, 2019
Transit System: Chilliwack

CHILLIWACK – Are you a senior looking to celebrate Seniors Day in Chilliwack? Hop on board the bus for free on October 1 and explore your community.

BC Transit and the City of Chilliwack are pleased to offer free transit services for seniors on October 1, 2019 making it easier for them to get around town to celebrate the day.

Free transit for seniors, 65 and over, will be available all day throughout the Chilliwack Transit System with proof of age. handyDART services will also be free for seniors.

For more information on routes and schedules, visit bctransit.com/chilliwack or check the Rider’s Guide.

Quotes

“This is an excellent opportunity for seniors - both those who regularly use transit and those who want to try it out. Accessible and reliable transportation for all is key to building better, more inclusive communities.”

Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

“Affordable and reliable age friendly public transit is important to Chilliwack City Council and we have continued to add new routes and increased frequency for this reason. Seniors are an integral part of our community and we hope they will enjoy free public transit on October 1.”

Ken Popove, Mayor, City of Chilliwack

“BC Transit is pleased to provide free transit to seniors on Seniors Day in partnership with the City of Chilliwack. The ability to travel freely on transit will give seniors in the community an opportunity to connect with people of all ages and celebrate the day together.”

Erinn Pinkerton, President and Chief Executive Officer, BC Transit

Media contact

BC Transit Communications
250-880-1303
Media@bctransit.com