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Calgary Transit to offer free fares for veterans on Remembrance Day

On Nov. 11, veterans in uniform can expect a free ride from Calgary Transit

Calgary Transit is going forward with another year of free transit for veterans on November 11.

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Calgary Transit is going forward with another year of free transit for veterans on November 11.

Free transit service, to thank those who gave their lives to serve.

Calgary Transit is planning to give veterans free rides on November 11 again this year after a successful first-time program offered in 2015.

Last year, Coun. Sean Chu’s one-time motion passed, offering veterans in uniform and their families free Calgary Transit service on Canada’s Remembrance Day. The initiative cost transit roughly $15,000 and was a one-time program.

On Monday, Coun. Shane Keating used his opportunity during question period to see if there’s an appetite to continue the practice.

“Calgary Transit would like to extend free ridership on the entire public transit system,” said transportation boss Mac Logan. “Our intention is to extend that courtesy as well this year, while it does represent a small cost to the city, I think it’s one Calgarians in general would support.”

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