Greater Sudbury Transit Fare Increase Effective March 1, 2016
Feb 17, 2016
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Greater Sudbury Transit fares will increase on March 1 in accordance with By-law 2016-11, Miscellaneous User Fees. The fare increase will help maintain customer service, facilities and equipment.
Cash fares for adults and students will increase by 10 cents to $3.10 and for children over the age of 5, seniors age 65 plus, and those who qualify for discounted "special" fares through receipt of disability pensions or support programs will see an increase of five cents to $2.25. Children age 4 and under ride free of charge.
Five Ride Cards will be $12.25 for adults and students and $9.25 for children, seniors and special discount fares. Ten Ride Cards will be $24.50 for adults and students and $18.50 for children, seniors and special fares, an increase of 5 cents per ride.
A 31 Day Pass will increase to $84 for adults, $78 for students and $50 for children, senior and special fares. This is an increase of $2 for adults and students and $1 for children, senior and special fares.
New programs launching this year include an employer pass program, a new day pass option, a family pass, and an Affordable Transit Pass Program.
Employers who wish to purchase more than 50 Greater Sudbury Transit passes for their employees may do so for a special rate between 5 and 30 percent off the price of a 31 day adult pass. Discount is based on volume of passes purchased each month. Employers must make a minimum 6 month commitment to participate in the program.
Day passes are bus passes that provide a single rider unlimited travel for one day from the start of the first transit service to the end of the service day. These passes will launch in June and cost $9.
Family passes are bus passes that provide unlimited travel for a maximum of five riders for one day from the start of the first transit service to the end of the service day. Group must consist of a minimum of one adult and not more than four youth (17 years of age or under) or a maximum of 2 adults and not more than three youth (17 years of age or under) or two adults. These passes will launch in June and cost $15
An Affordable Transit Pass Program will launch March 1, offering a limited number of adult 31-Day passes at a 50 percent discount for qualified riders. Passes will be sold on a first come first serve basis. The program will be administered by Social Services. More information will be released when it becomes available.
City of Greater Sudbury Council has also approved 2016 Budget options that will allow for the winter maintenance of 100 more Greater Sudbury Transit stops, beginning next winter. We will continue to monitor which stops will benefit most from additional winter maintenance in order to determine which 100 stops will be added to our regular maintenance program