High School Student Transit Pass now available for 2023-2024 school year

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High school students in Kingston can now renew or sign-up for their free Kingston Transit bus pass for the upcoming school year. Students entering grade 9 are required to obtain a card for the first time, and returning students in grades 10 to 12 will have their passes automatically renewed.

In a media release, dated Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023, the City said that students, parents, and guardians are encouraged to visit KingstonTransit.ca/StudentPass for more information, including how to get a Kingston Transit high school transit pass.

The City provided the following details for obtaining or renewing student passes for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Grade 9 Students

Kingston Transit will visit high schools in the area on the following dates to issue passes to grade 9 students and to complete a transit training session.  

  • Bayridge Secondary School – Sept. 29 
  • École Secondaire Catholique Marie-Rivier/Publique Mille-Iles – Sept. 14 
  • Ernestown Secondary School – Sept. 12 
  • Frontenac Secondary School – Sept. 18 and 19 
  • Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School – Aug. 30 
  • Katarokwi Learning Centre – Sept. 12 
  • Kingston Secondary School – Sept. 15 
  • LaSalle Secondary School – Sept. 27 
  • Leahurst College – Sept. 21 
  • Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute – Sept. 8 
  • Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School – Aug. 29 

Grade 9 students wishing to obtain their transit pass prior to Kingston Transit attending their school can also obtain a transit pass by:  

  1. Downloading and completing the Transit Card Registration Form available online at KingstonTransit.ca/StudentPass
  2. Bringing the filled-in form to City Hall, 216 Ontario St., or the Guest Services desk at the Cataraqui Centre, 945 Gardiners Rd., along with:
    • 2023-24 Grade 9 student timetable  
    • birth certificate  

Grade 10 to 12 Students  

Grade 10 to 12 students who had a valid transit pass in the 2022-23 school year will have their passes automatically renewed for the 2023-24 academic year. No action is needed to renew the pass.

Grade 12 students returning for an additional year of studies will not have their passes renewed automatically and will be required to renew their pass by:  

  • Bringing their 2022-23 student transit pass to City Hall, 216 Ontario St., or the Guest Services desk at the Cataraqui Centre, 945 Gardiners Rd., along with their 2023-24 grade 12 student timetable.

Private school and home-based education students must contact the Kingston Transit Office by phone at 613-546-4291 ext. 2365, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to make arrangements to obtain their transit passes. 

All Other Students 

Students who have never had a transit pass or students who have lost or damaged their transit pass can obtain a pass by: 

  1. Downloading and completing the Transit Card Registration Form available online at KingstonTransit.ca/StudentPass
  2. Bringing the filled-in form to City Hall, 216 Ontario St., or the Guest Services desk at the Cataraqui Centre, 945 Gardiners Rd., along with:
    • previous grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 transit pass, and a 2023-24 10, 11 or 12 student timetable; OR  
    • a 2023-24 Grade 10, 11 or 12 student timetable and a birth certificate  

A $3 fee for a new or replacement card applies to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students.

For additional information about the High School Student Transit Pass, visit KingstonTransit.ca/StudentPass or call the City of Kingston customer service at 613-546-0000. 

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