City commits to transit rebates

The City of Duncan has extended its Transit Pass Rebate Program for another year. Beginning in May 2012, the city began a 50 per cent rebate for residents who purchased monthly transit passes. The rebate was expanded to 100 per cent for 2013. Council agreed in December to continue the program for 2014.

The objectives of the program, Director of Finance Talitha Soldera said in her recommendation to council, are to increase ridership, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and obtain information from residents on barriers to transit use. The program has had a low number of participants, reaching a high of seven in March, July, August and November of 2013.