Additions coming to Fee Assistance Program
Earlier this year, the City of Lethbridge’s Fee Assistance program, aimed at supporting residents facing financial barriers, expanded to include both recreation and culture activities as well as bus passes. Starting August 1, the program will expand again, incorporating the existing Refugee Bus Pass program and Access-A-Ride options.
Those residents with refugee status will now apply to the City’s Fee Assistance Program to get 2/3 of their transit fares covered. Like other Fee Assistance participants, refugees will now pay for the first month of their bus pass and receive the next two months for free. Participants will need prior approval to be eligible for the program. This can be done online or by contact the City of Lethbridge Fee Assistance team.
Along with the implementation of Lethbridge Transit’s new fare system, comes the opportunity to add Access-a-Ride (AAR) trips to the services covered in the Fee Assistance program. AAR is a shared-ride public transportation system that provides safe and accessible door-to-door transportation for those who can’t access regular transit. There are three different payment options available for low, middle and high AAR users.
Those applying/re-applying for a bus pass or Access-a-Ride trips through the Fee Assistance Program must use the online application process or call 311. They cannot reload cards using the LT Fare app.
For further information about the Fee Assistance program, supports available and to apply visit: https://www.lethbridge.ca/community-services-supports/community-social-development-csd/fee-assistance-program/