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Displaced Persons and Refugees Transit Pass Program

Displaced persons and refugees who have arrived in Ottawa are eligible for six months of free travel on OC Transpo.

The transit pass is a smartcard valid on buses, trains, and Para Transpo. The card is valid for six months from the month of issue. The card is accepted on STO. Para Transpo users are required to register with Para Transpo but will have temporary approval until their application is approved.

The transit passes are distributed by the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) and local settlement agencies.

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New ticket machines available

We’ve made 19 additional ticket machines available to customers across the Southeast Transitway and at select stations across the city.

While all existing forms of payment remain available, these additional ticket machines provide more flexibility in buying and loading a Presto card, and connecting with our Customer Service team via video chat.

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No-charge service for children 7 and under

Children ages 6 and 7 now also qualify for no-charge child fares. When transit fares return on Jan. 1, all children ages 0–7 will ride be able to continue to ride no charge. This change is being piloted for 2022. Council will then review extending the program.

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Access pass: Call to apply or renew

New applications and renewals for the Access pass discount fare are now accepted over the telephone.

Call us at 613-560-5000 to apply or renew your Access pass discount. Before you call, please have this information on-hand to help us quickly process your application:

  • Para Transpo ID number
  • Your registered Presto card number

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Community discount: Call to apply or renew

New applications and renewals for the Community discount fare are now accepted over the telephone.

Call us at 613-560-5000 to apply or renew your Community discount. Before you call, please have this information on-hand to help us quickly process your application:

  • Your ODSP number
  • Your registered Presto card number, Para Transpo ID number, or both

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Non-Presto fares sold from ticket machines are active right away

You can use Single-ride tickets and DayPasses, including those for 3, 5 and 7 days, to ride on OC Transpo, Para Transpo and STO as soon as you buy them up until they expire.

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