Seniors ride buses for free starting June 3

Getting older living in Burlington just got a little sweeter. If you're 65 or older, you can ride the Burlington buses for free starting June 3 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The new 18-month pilot program, approved by Burlington City Council as part of the 2019 city budget, will run from June 3, 2019 to Dec. 31 2020. Seniors can take part in the program by loading a Free65 pass onto a PRESTO card at one of 16 PRESTO service locations in Burlington, including:

  • Downtown Burlington Transit bus terminal at 430 John St.

  • All Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Burlington

  • Aldershot GO Station at 1199 Waterdown Rd.

  • Appleby GO Station at 5111 Fairview St.

  • Burlington GO Station at 2101 Fairview St.

PRESTO cards can be purchased for $6 at any of the PRESTO service locations. There is no fee to load the Free65 pass. Seniors who already have a PRESTO card can choose to load the Free65 pass onto their existing card at one of the PRESTO service locations or online at

Free65 passes will be available for loading beginning May 21, 2019 and can also be used for the specialized transit service (Handi-Van). Throughout the summer, Burlington Transit staff will be hosting Learn2Ride information sessions for seniors at various locations in the city. At these sessions, seniors can learn more about the Free65 pass and the ins and outs of riding transit in Burlington.

Burlington Transit will be giving away free PRESTO cards to the first 1000 customers who obtain a Free65 pass. The free PRESTO cards are available at Learn2Ride sessions or the downtown Burlington Transit bus terminal at 430 John St., starting May 21, 2019.

Groups with 10 or more people 65 years of age and older, can request their own Learn2Ride session with Burlington Transit. Contact Burlington Transit by phone at 905-639-0550 or by email at to arrange your own Learn2Ride session.

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