If you are a Senior and want to use free transit you will need a Presto card

By Staff

July 20th, 2023



With all day free transit for seniors starting August 1st, people will need to get a Presto card.

Here is how you do that:

Burlington Transit is giving Seniors 65+ and youth 13-19 free PRESTO cards while supplies last. The cards can be picked up and activated at the Downtown Transit Terminal, 430 John St.

The terminal is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Adult and child PRESTO cards are available for $6. Customers should bring ID so staff can give them the correct PRESTO card with the right age category assigned to it.

PRESTO cards are available for children, youth, adults and seniors for $6 at:

• all Shopper’s Drug Mart locations in Burlington
• vending machines at the GO Stations: these are issued as adult cards. Anyone purchasing a PRESTO card at one of the PRESTO vending machines will need to stop by the Downtown Transit Terminal or a Shoppers Drug Mart location to have the correct age category put on their card, if not an adult.

Tap the card – that’s all it takes

To use the PRESTO card, tap the PRESTO card as you board the bus, the same way you would tap a credit or debit card. Burlington Transit bus drivers are able to help if passengers have any questions.

For new riders, Burlington Transit is partnering with the Burlington Public Library to offer Learn to Ride sessions at various library branches this fall. Watch for information about those sessions soon.

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