2018 Community Transit Pass Program

In partnership with the City of Moncton and Codiac Transpo, the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern NB is please to announce its administration of the Community Transit Pass Program. Public Transit enables a person to access employment, education, health and social services, food and recreation which contributes to health, well being and an overall stronger community.

Program intentions

This program, as evolved from it’s first phase in 2016, works to offer charitable organizations in our communities reduced rates on transit passes and tickets, to meet the transportation needs for our most vulnerable community members.

Tickets at the subsidized rates will be made available, until the budget is exhausted, to organizations who work to address the needs of those living in poverty through access to:

  • Food Security
  • Recreation
  • Access to mental/physical health services
  • Access to education and/or employment services
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Housing search/support

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Requests must be made from a charitable organization. Requests from individuals will not be considered.
  2. The organization must:
    1.  Serve community members living in the Greater Moncton Area.
    2. Clearly demonstrate the intended use of the tickets.
    3. Is registered as a charitable organization under the Canadian Income Tax Act
    4. Have a clearly stated mission and active board of directors
    5. Extend its services to the general public in the Greater Moncton Area and cannot exclude anyone by reason of race, religion, gender, or ethnic background. This would not preclude those organizations whose services are restricted to a particular sector of the community for reasons of ameliorating the conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups in accordance of Section 15(1) (2) of the Charter of Rights.

Ticket/pass release schedule and fees:

 

Market value

Subsidized price

Single ticket

$2.50 $1.25

10-trip punch pass

$21.00 $10.50

 

Release date

Total available subsidy*

February 2018

$5000**

May 2018

$5000

August 2018

$4000**

November 2018

$6000**

* Amount available may shift following completion of Community Projected Needs Survey
** In the case that there is any remaining budget at the end of each quarter, it will be rolled over into the following quarter.

Tickets and passes will be sold to eligible organizations on a first come, first served basis and will be sold until the quarterly budget is exhausted.

To purchase tickets

Eligible organizations must make requests, using the online form found here.

Once a request is received, the organization will be invoiced and will be able to pick up it’s tickets upon receipt of payment.

Recipient agency responsibilities

Agencies will be asked to track the distribution of their tickets/passes, noting the intended use. They will also have to complete a short usage surveys at the end of each quarter in which they’ve received tickets as well as a final survey at year end.