Have your say on transit fares and discounts
July 10, 2018

Edmontonians are invited to provide input to help guide how the City sets transit fares, provides discounts and recovers operating costs for transit service.

From July 10-25, complete an online survey on a new transit fare policy at edmonton.ca/fares

The fare policy is a key action from Edmonton’s Transit Strategy and will help guide how fares and discounts are set in the Smart Fare electronic payment system expected to roll out in 2020.

The City is committed to developing a fare policy that balances individual and community benefits. Lower fares make service more affordable and accessible, while higher fares may allow the City to further improve transit service.

Fares can include discounts to support certain groups or promote long-term transit use. After fares and discounts are accounted for, the remaining operating costs are funded by municipal taxes because of the economic, social and environmental benefits of public transit.

Upon review of survey feedback and other public engagement results, Edmonton Transit Service will adjust the draft fare policy and present it to City Council for consideration this fall.
For more information:

Media contact:
Communications Advisor
Edmonton Transit Projects