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Some passengers pay more for transit in January



You’ll be paying more to ride transit in Barrie, Oakville and York Region, starting Thursday, January 1, 2009. And, you’ll be paying more in Burlington, starting Sunday, January 4.


Barrie Transit increases the cost of monthly passes on Thursday, January 1. (Because Barrie Transit does not operate any buses on New Year’s Day, passengers actually don’t pay more for the service until Friday, January 2). The cost of an adult pass for January 2009 is $72, up $2 a month from last year’s cost of $70. Barrie Transit is also increasing the cost of other passes, but is not raising the cash fare.

You can read a list of the current and upcoming Barrie Transit fares here.


Burlington Transit increases the cost of cash fares, tickets and passes on Sunday, January 4. The cost of adult cash fare increases by $0.25 from $2.50 to $2.75.

You can read a list of current Burlington Transit fares here. You can read a list of upcoming Burlington Transit fares here. BT will also make major revisions to its routes and services on Sunday, January 4.


Oakville Transit increases the cost of adult cash fares on Thursday, January 1. Adult cash fares increase by $0.25 from $2.75 to $3. OT is also increasing the costs of tickets and passes.

You can read a list of current and upcoming Oakville Transit fares here.


York Region Transit increases the cost of adult cash fares on Thursday, January 1. Adult cash fares for traveling in one zone only increase by $0.25 from $3 to $3.25. YRT is also increases the costs of tickets and passes for traveling in all zones.

You can read a list of current YRT fares here. You can read a list of the new YRT fares here.

YRT passengers can continue to use old tickets from 2006, 2007 and 2009 without having to pay more at the farebox. If passengers have tickets from 2005 or earlier, they can exchange them, with an appropriate extra fare with the applicable supplement at the YRT / Viva office, 50 High Tech Road, Richmond Hill.

You can find out more about why YRT is increasing fares here.


Upcoming fare increase:

Mississauga Transit will increase fares on January 26.

Guelph Transit will increase fares on February 1.


Other recent fare increases:

Oakville Transit raised fares on July 1, 2006.

Burlington Transit raised fares on September 5, 2006.

Durham Region Transit increased seniors and access fares only on January 1, 2007.

York Region Transit raised fares on January 1, 2007.

Brampton Transit raised fares on February 5, 2007.

Milton Transit raised fares on April 2, 2007.

Barrie Transit raised fares on May 1, 2007.

The Hamilton Street Railway raised fares on June 1, 2007.

Durham Region Transit increased all fares on July 1, 2007.

The Toronto Transit Commission raised fares on November 1, 2007.

The Hamilton Street Railway again raised fares on January 1, 2008.

Mississauga Transit increased the cost of seniors passes on January 1, 2008.

York Region Transit again raised fares on January 1, 2008.

Brampton Transit “adjusted” fares on January 28, 2008.

Mississauga Transit increased all fares on February 25, 2008.

GO Transit raised fares on March 15, 2008.

Oakville Transit again raised fares on July 1, 2008.

Durham Region Transit raised fares on July 1, 2008.

Guelph Transit raised fares on July 6, 2008.