Downtown bus problems

The price of a single adult bus fare is going up 25 cents to $2.75. (Google Street View)

The City of Regina is preparing some hefty hikes to bus rates.

Under a plan going to City Hall today, the price of a single adult fare will rise a quarter to $2.75, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

The price of an adult monthly pass that's now $62 will rise to $75 — a 21 per cent increase. There are similar increases planned for Youth and Post-secondary passes.

The city says the price of Regina bus passes are still lower than other Western Canadian cities. It also planning increases in 2016 and 2017.

The changes will generate an extra $1.5 million in 2015.

A report containing the hikes goes to the city's Community Services Committee at 4 p.m. CST today.

City council will have the final say.