WHO ARE WE?
In 2011, the issue of mobility for low-income people emerged as a priority for local Sherbrooke stakeholders. In the absence of projects submitted in connection with this priority, the actors of the Sherbrooke Concertation to combat poverty and social exclusion have decided to reserve part of the PAGSIS envelope for a project aimed at the accessibility of services and mobility. This is how Solidarité Transport was born.
Since 2014, Solidarité Transport has improved the mobility of hundreds of low-income individuals and families by offering them low-cost access to public transportation.
The transport society of Sherbrooke (STS), the Community Development Corporation (CDC), the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity (MTES) and more than 50 community organizations are collaborating to improve the mobility of many people and Sherbrooke or immigrant families.
Be recognized for promoting access to public transportation at a fair price.
Improve the mobility of Sherbrooke residents who have low income by offering an annual subscription that allows passes to be purchased at a reduced price.
Two ways to provide access to public transportation at a fair price:
1- By community organizations in the purchasing group:
Since 2014, more than 50 community organizations purchase 1-day pass or 2- passes at a 50% discount to give them to people in their community who need them.
See the PURCHASING GROUP section for more information.
2- To individuals and families below the low-income threshold
Since 2020, the pilot project has offers 1,000 one-year subscriptions at a solidarity rate. The subscription allows you to purchase monthly passes at reduced price.
See the MONTHLY PASS section for more information.