Greater Sudbury Transit Fare Increase Takes Effect January 1

21-Dec-2017

Greater Sudbury Transit fares will increase three per cent on January 1, as approved under the 2018 municipal budget for both conventional transit and Handi-Transit services.

The City of Greater Sudbury subsidizes approximately 60 per cent of the cost of operating a public transit service with assistance from federal and provincial gas tax funds. The remaining budget from fares helps to partially offset direct operating costs, such as fuel and maintenance.

Discount fares are available to passengers age 65 and over, as well as recipients of a disability pension and children over the age of four. Passengers between the ages 18 and 64 who are employed and living at the national threshold for low-income may qualify for a half-price 31-Day transit pass under an Affordable Transit Pass program.

Individual day passes for conventional transit will remain available in 2018, providing a day of unlimited travel for $10. Family passes provide a day of unlimited travel for up to five people at a cost of $16. Children age four and under ride transit free of charge.

Greater Sudbury Transit operates with a fleet of 59 accessible buses seven days a week, covering more than 4.2 million kilometres annually. Handi-Transit provides door-to-door transportation for persons with disabilities who are unable to use conventional transit services.

For fares and information, call 705-675-3333 or visit www.greatersudbury.ca/transit

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