BC Bus Pass
Offers a lower cost, annual bus pass for low-income seniors, people receiving disability assistance, and others that qualify. Valid in communities serviced by BC Transit or TransLink. Valid for the eligible rider and is non-transferable.
BC Ferries Discounts
Seniors: BC Free sailing between Monday - Thursday for seniors on passenger fares on some routes and sailings. Not available for some peak dates and routes (exact days and routes on website). Also offer discounts for people with disabilities (need to apply for a BC Ferries Accessibility Fare Identification Card).
Better at Home
Tel: 604-268-1312 email@example.com
For seniors, 65 years and older and aimed at helping individuals stay in their homes. Offers transportation to appointments, light housekeeping, yard work, social programs, friendly visitors and grocery shopping. A small fee for some services, on a sliding scale depending on income. Services vary somewhat depending on region so call for further details.
Concession transit fares
Discounted transit fares for HandyCard holders, seniors 65+, children 5 to 13 years, and youth 14 to 18 years. Youth must present valid photo ID proving age. Children under 12 ride free when with a paying guardian. Max of 4 children can ride for free with paying passenger.
There are great cycling routes in Surrey and the network continues to expand. You can pick up a cycling map up at most libraries. The MySurrey App also has the cycling map in it, or try Google Maps.
HandyCard is a photo-identity card for customers who cannot use the conventional system without assistance. Cardholders are entitled to Concession fares and their attendant travels for free when traveling on buses, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express. HandyCard holders are also eligible to purchase and use TaxiSavers, which are half-priced coupons for use as payment with participating taxi companies.
Tel: 604-575-6600 (book a trip) 604-953-3680 (sign up)
A door-to-door shared-ride service makes going places easier. It uses specially-equipped vehicles designed to carry passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who need assistance to using public transit. If you have a physical or cognitive disability and are unable to use public transit without assistance, you’re eligible to use HandyDART.
SOURCES Volunteer Wheels
Tel: 604-542-4357 firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer drivers provide assistance to residents of White Rock and South Surrey who are unable to use public transit and have no other means of reaching essential healthcare appointments in the Metro Vancouver area. Volunteer drivers pick up and return clients to their residences. A minimum of 1 week’s notice is requested and a suggested fee guide is provided.
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