It looks like the city of Calgary may be getting some provincial relief when it comes to its low income bus pass initiative.
A universal low income bus pass was brought in after seven hours of debate at city hall in June of 2005. Part of the argument was that if the province saw the city was proactive, it would fund what is their responsibility, but that never happened.
The city has had to subsidize the passes for more than a decade starting at more than $2 million a year a decade ago.
However, with the announcement that Edmonton is receiving $6.2 million for three years for a pilot project on low income passes, Calgary will learn how much it is getting at news conference Friday morning.
Calgary has also developed a program where low income Calgarians can get a break on recreation programs and animal services fees as well.