Taxi Saver Program
You've got places to go
The Taxi Saver Program is intended to help local seniors and residents with disabilities greater convenience for spontaneous travel throughout Mackenzie.
How it Works
The Taxi Saver Program provides a 50% subsidy towards the cost of taxi rides. Eligible individuals purchase $60 worth of Taxi Saver coupons for $30. The purchaser uses the coupons to pay the dollar meter rate of taxi fare.
Taxi Saver coupons may be purchased during regular business hours at the Municipal Office.
Your HandyPass is not transferable to other individuals or other transit systems.
The pass must be presented to the cab driver when paying the fare.
Effective September 1, 2023, the following changes will be made to the Taxi Saver Program (see news post)
New Eligibility Criteria
You are eligible for a HandyPass if you meet all of the following criteria:
- Person primarily residing in Mackenzie, BC;
- Person between the age of 18 and 54;
- Person with a physical or mental disability; and
- Person who meets the current year’s Statistics Canada Low Income Cut-Off for communities with a population of less than 30,000.
Maximum Booklet Purchase
Handy Pass Holders may purchase up to 5 booklets per year. Coupons will expire at 11:59 pm on December 31st of each year.
Better at Home Program – Offered through Mackenzie Community Services
An exciting opportunity has been made available through the Better at Home Program, offered by Mackenzie Community Services. This program, funded through United Way, provides a number of services to residents over the age of 55, including a similar taxi saver or transportation subsidy program. The program is based on an income threshold and may provide up to a 100% subsidy to members in the community.