New Transit Fares Have Something for Everyone
Jun 25, 2019
A new transit fare structure will reward frequent riders and encourage more residents to make public transit their choice for local transportation. New ride cards, prices and policies take effect on July 1, 2019.
City Council approved the new fare structure as part of a comprehensive strategy to transform Greater Sudbury Transit into a more efficient and responsive service. The Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan: Better Routes. Better Schedules. Better Service will culminate with the launch of new routes and schedules on August 26, 2019.
“The Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan is built on community engagement,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “One thing we heard loud and clear is that residents wanted a more flexible fare structure. These new fare options not only thank our frequent riders for making environmentally conscious transportation choices, but also encourage new ridership by giving options that work for many lifestyles.”
Beginning July 1, 2019, residents can look forward to the following new and improved fare choices:
- Run your errands then re-board the bus at no additional charge: Transfers will now be valid for 90 minutes, and will be accepted on any route.
- Travel with your children and grandchildren: Up to four youth age 12 and under can ride free when accompanied by an adult or senior with a 31-Day Pass.
- Save with the purchase of an adult or student 31-Day Pass: The cost of a 31-Day Pass for adults is reduced to $88, and the cost of a 31-Day Pass for students is reduced to $75. Ride as often as you’d like for 31 days.
- Take advantage of seniors’ discounts: The cost of a 31-Day Pass for seniors age 65 plus, and for individuals in receipt of a disability pension will remain available at a discount rate of $56.
- Share your adult 31-Day Pass with family: Photo identification will no longer be required when riding the bus with an adult 31-Day Pass. The pass is now transferable and can be shared with a friend or family member when it is not in use by the pass holder.
- Ride the bus six times for the cost of five: Students, youth, seniors 65 plus and individuals in receipt of a disability pension can save with the $15 purchase of a 6-Ride Card. Adults can save with the $17.50 purchase of a 6-Ride Card.
- Make it a family day for only $10: A Day Pass provides unlimited travel for one transit service day for one adult and up to four youth aged 12 and under.
Discounts for frequent riders have been offset with a new one ride cash fare of $3.50 for all ages. The new cash fare replaces the previous fare category for seniors, children and disability pensioners. Children age 4 and under remain free of charge.
More information about new Greater Sudbury Transit fares is available at www.greatersudbury.ca/transit