On December 8, 2021, City Council approved a motion to introduce a one-year pilot project in 2022 to raise the age for no-charge transit to children 7 years old and under, when accompanied by an adult.
On January 1, 2022, this project took effect and includes travel on OC Transpo, including conventional bus and LRT, and Para Transpo. If successful, this program may be extended, subject to Council approval.
For children who look older than 7 years old or travel frequently with an adult, Child Cards are available at the Rideau Centre Customer Service Centre. A Child Card is a free smart card designed and intended for use by a child 7 years old and under that can be tapped when going through a fare gate or shown to a bus operator. For more information, please visit the OC Transpo website.