Kingston Transit Changes How High School Students Obtain Transit Pass

Published on: 2020/09/02 - in News

Kingston Transit is changing the way high school students get their free High School Student Transit Pass for the 2020-21 school year to limit contact during the current pandemic.

Information on how to obtain a transit pass for Grade 9 students will come directly from their schools as pass distribution is being arranged by Kingston Transit with each school. Grade 9 students will not be able to obtain a pass at Kingston Transit sales outlets.

Passes will be automatically renewed for the 2020-21 school year for grade 10 to 12 students who had a transit pass last year. There is no need for those students to attand a sales outlet to have their passes renewed.

Grade 12 students who are returning for an additional year of studies will not have their passes renewed automatically and should review additional information online.

Private school and home-based education students must contact the Kingston Transit Office to obtain their transit passes by calling 613-546-4291 ext. 2365, Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Kingston Transit has provided the following information for “Other Students”:

Grade 12 students who are taking an additional year of studies, Grade 10 to 12 students who have never had a transit pass, or students who have lost or broken a transit pass can obtain their transit passes by:

1. Downloading and completing the Transit Card Registration Form available online at ( .
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:
+ a previous Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 transit pass and a 2020-21 10, 11 or 12 student timetable; OR
+ a 2020-21 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.

Additional information about the High School Student Transit Pass can be found at Kingston Transit’s Student Pass page.

Photo source: Limestone District School Board