Ottawa

OC Transpo kicks off 2021 with a fare hike

Starting Jan. 1, most fares will rise by about 2.5 per cent to keep up with inflation and the cost of providing service, according to the City of Ottawa.

EquiPass, Community Pass and Access Pass fares won't change, however

A fare gate in one of Ottawa's LRT stations. Fares will go up on Jan. 1, 2021, says the city. (Andrew Lee/CBC)

OC Transpo fares are going up as of New Year's Day, with the exception of a few passes.

Starting Jan. 1, most fares will rise by about 2.5 per cent to keep up with inflation and the cost of providing service, according to a City of Ottawa news release.

This means general fares will now cost $3.65 by cash or ticket, or $3.60 via Presto or ParaPay. A senior's fare will cost $2.75 by cash or ticket, or $2.70 through Presto or ParaPay.

A general monthly pass will be $122.50, $94.50 for youth, and $46.75 for seniors. The EquiPass, Community Pass and the Access Pass fares will stay the same, the city said.

The new increases were set by city council in its 2021 budget.

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