ETS fare changes start February 1  
January 8, 2020

ETS fares, along with the description of some fare categories, will be adjusted February 1 based on the new Fare Policy adopted by Council in late 2019. The new policy has a strong focus on affordability and a person’s ability to pay. The new policy provides income-based discounts, simplified fare categories and encourages ridership growth. Overall, the new policy aims to provide equity, fairness and affordability for everyone. 

Adjustments, effective February 1, include:

  • Reduced cost for monthly Ride Transit Program passes from $35 to $34
  • Free transit for low-income seniors (with annual income less than $28,513 for a single person)
  • Reduced cost for youth/senior 10-ticket packs from $23 to $19
  • Family Pass will become a permanent option based on a successful pilot in 2019
  • Increased maximum age of youth category to 24 years of age and under (formerly 17 and under) to help youth transition into the workforce 
  • Senior monthly pass will be $34 (youth monthly pass is $75, adult monthly pass is $97)
  • Effective September 2020, the post-secondary fare category, currently offered to post-secondary students not enrolled in the U-PASS program, will be phased out. The U-PASS program remains unaffected

ETS fares remain competitive with other Canadian transit agencies and cities of similar size.
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