Edmonton transit fares to jump in February

Edmonton transit users will pay more to ride the bus and LRT in February.

Edmonton transit users will pay more to ride the bus and LRT in February.

Single fares will jump from $3 to $3.20 while monthly passes will climb to $89 from $84.65.

The new fares were set as part of the 2013 city budget process, said Patricia Waisman, ETS director of business development.

However the fares remain comparable to those in similar-sized transit systems across Canada, she said.

Packs of 10 tickets will rise to $24 for adults, and to $21 for youth and seniors.

The all-day pass will go to $9, and the post-secondary pass will be $81.

Seniors will pay $14 for a monthly pass.

On April 1, the senior citizen annual pass will increase to $125, while the low-income senior annual pass will go to $54.

In September, the youth monthly pass will cost $69.

Also on February 1, customers travelling to the Edmonton International Airport on Route 747 will be able to use two ETS adult tickets for a one-way fare as an alternative to the current $5 cash charge.