Mississauga Budget Committee Votes to Extend Transit Discount to Career College Students
Topic : Education News
September 18, 2013
Mississauga— Mississauga’s Career College students are one step closer to obtaining the same transit fare discount as students attending publicly-funded post-secondary institutions.
The City of Mississauga’s Budget Committee voted favourably on Wednesday to extend eligibility for the post-secondary fare category to career college students. If the recommendation is approved by City Council, the discount will take effect May 1, 2014 as part of the MiWay 2014 Fare Strategy.
Career Colleges Ontario, the provincial voice for over 280 Career Colleges and their students, believes in student equity across the board and is pleased the recommendation is moving forward.
Mississauga’s Career College students currently pay the adult fare, which is $0.45 more than the post-secondary student fare. In December 2010, the TTC voted to extend the eligibility for the $99 Post-Secondary Student Metropass to career college students in Toronto after successful lobbying efforts by Ontario’s Career Colleges, its member career colleges and their students.
There are currently 51 registered Career College campuses in Mississauga, which provide training to thousands of the 67,000 Ontarians who choose to enroll in a Career College every year.