Transportation Help

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Finding transportation can be difficult when you're living with a low income. We have options for transportation for people living in the City and County of Peterborough.

Ontario Works clients

County Van Service

There are two vans that come into the City of Peterborough every weekday.

Van service can be used for:

Pick-up can be arranged at convenient locations and passengers are dropped off at the Peterborough Transit bus terminal at 190 Simcoe St.

If you would like to find out if you are eligible to use the County Van Service, call your case manager or employment counsellor.

Subsidized City Bus Passes

You may be eligible for a subsidized monthly City bus pass if:

  • You are an adult on Ontario Works living in the City or County of Peterborough and
  • You do not get money for transportation from your Case Manager or Employment counsellor 

To get a low-cost bus pass bring your Ontario Works statement of assistance for the current month and personal identification to the Peterborough Transit bus terminal at 190 Simcoe St. The cost is $26 to get a 30-day pass.

If you have questions, please speak to your Case Manager or Employment Counsellor.

Medical Transportation

The expenses that come with travelling to doctor's appointments can be expensive.

If you have medical transportation costs over $15 in a month, you could be reimbursed.

Case Managers will need a copy of the dates of your medical appointments and related travel expenses, such as parking. Please contact your Case Manager today.

Ontario Disability Support Program (O.D.S.P.) clients

Subsidized City bus passes

O.D.S.P. clients who live in the City or County of Peterborough are eligible for a subsidized monthly City Transit pass.

To get a low-cost bus pass bring your O.D.S.P. statement of assistance for the current month and personal identification to the Peterborough Transit bus terminal at 190 Simcoe St. The cost is $26 to get a 30-day pass.

If you have questions, please call the Social Services office at 705-748-8830.

General public

One-time transportation service

Do you live in the County of Peterborough? If you don't get financial assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program, you could be eligible. We can provide help with a one-time ride into the City of Peterborough. Please call Social Services at 705-748-8830 ext. 3226. You will be asked some questions to see if you are eligible.

This van service offers a ride into the City of Peterborough for:

  • medical appointments
  • employment services, workshops, programs or to job search
  • getting to other services and groups in the City of Peterborough

We will take your name and phone number if we can help you. The van driver will contact you directly to work out details regarding a pick-up time.