It's not clear how much it will cost or where the money is coming from, but the City of Ottawa will offer a discounted low-income transit pass starting in 2017.

Mayor Jim Watson and chair of the transportation committee Stephen Blais made the annoucnement Tuesday morning. Watson wouldn't release any specifics, only saying they'll be available when the city budget is tabled on November 9th.

The pass is expected to help close to 8800 OC Transpo riders. Families of four making less than $38,000 or individuals making less than $20,000 will be eligible. It's expected to be available sometime in the first three months of 2017.