OC Transpo fares rise today
OC Transpo fares rise on Tuesday, pushing the price of a monthly pass up to nearly $120.
Cost of a monthly pass coming close to $120 per month
OC Transpo fares rise on Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years, pushing the price of a monthly pass up to nearly $120.
City council had twice delayed the 2.5 per cent increase that was due to take effect Jan. 1, 2019 because Rideau Transit Group kept missing its deadlines for handing over the new light rail system.
- OC Transpo fare freeze extended until LRT opens
- Fare freeze won't cut it, fed up OC Transpo riders say
The increase means a cash fare will rise to $3.60 from $3.50, but $3.55 on a Presto Card.
A monthly adult pass will cost $119.50.
The EquiPass, Community Pass and Access Pass rates are not increasing as part of this fare increase.
Ottawa city staff are currently preparing a budget that would see fares increase by 2.5 per cent again on Jan. 1, 2020.
To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.
By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.
Become a CBC Account Holder
Join the conversation Create account
Already have an account?