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

The cost of getting a ride with OC Transpo will rise on Oct. 1. (CBC)

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.

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.


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