By Naomi Johnson and Paul Pimentel
OC Transpo has been trying to increase ridership over the last few months. This being the international year of the older person, many of those efforts have focused on senior citizens.
For instance, it has cut the price of a monthly bus pass for seniors and is phasing in new lower-floored buses. Not only is this last initiative good for seniors, as it makes the system more accessible, it also saves OC Transpo money. The newer buses have lower maintenance costs, and the fact that they have no stairs means fewer boarding delays and faster service for everyone.