Support Programs

Affordable Transit Pass Program

The Affordable Transit Pass program allows eligible residents to purchase an Adult Monthly Transit Pass for half price. There is a limited number of passes available. They are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Who can apply for the Affordable Transit Pass program?

To qualify for the Affordable Transit Pass program, you must meet all of the following:

  • You live in the City of Hamilton
  • You are currently working in a full time, part time or casual position. This does not include those who are self-employed.
  • You are between the ages of 18 to 64 years. This does not include those who qualify for HSR’s student or senior fares.
  • You receive assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program but do not receive transportation costs for other activities (e.g. medical transportation);
    Your family income falls below the current Statistics Canada Low-Income Measurement (LIM) for your family size (see table below), you can provide last year’s Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency and four recent, consecutive pay stubs.

Current Statistics Canada Low-Income Measurement (LIM)

Family Size Income (after taxes)
1 $25,153
2 $35,572
3 $43,566
4 $50,306
5 $56,244
6 $61,612
7 $66,549
8 $71,143
9 $75,459
10 $79,541


How to Apply for the Affordable Transit Pass program

Complete the Request for Affordable Transit Pass Application form (PDF, 377 KB) to determine eligibility.

Are you using a mobile device? You will need to download a free mobile app and PDF viewer to complete the fillable forms. iOS users please use Chrome browser instead of Safari to download the file.