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Oakville Transit, YRT raise fares, January 1, 2012



Later this week, the Toronto Transit Commissioners meet to determine, among other issues, whether to increase TTC fares by ten or fifteen cents.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Greater Toronto Area, two local transit systems have already decided to increase the price of their services. That means you’ll be paying more to ride the bus in Oakville and York Region, starting New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2012.

Oakville

The cost of adult cash fares increases by 25 cents to $3.25 that day.

Oakville Transit is not raising the cost of tickets and passes or for cash fares in other categories.

You can find more information on Oakville Transit fares here. (.pdf)

York Region

York Regional Council recently approved increasing fares for York Region Transit and Viva services.

The cost to buy adult tickets jumps from $3.25 to $3.50 for traveling in a single zone, or from $4.25 to $4.50 for traveling in two zones.

This is the first time since 2009 that YRT / Viva have raised fares. The increase affects all cash fares, tickets and passes, except for the GTA Weekly Pass. Senior ticket and pass prices remain below the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) average and discounted monthly passes and tickets continue to be an economical option for all riders.

YRT is also aligning MobilityPlus fares with fares for conventional transit Sunday, January 1, allowing seniors and students to benefit from discounted ticket and pass rates.

When it approved increasing YRT /Viva fares, Regional council considered many factors, including higher contractor and fuel rates, consistency with other GTA transit systems and cost recovery. The 7.81 per cent increase will help raise YRT / Viva’s cost recovery ratio to nearly 40 per cent, creating a more equitable cost balance between transit rider and taxpayer.

You can view the new YRT / Viva fares here.


Recent fare increases


2011 fare increases

Guelph Transit and Port Colborne Transit raised fares Wednesday, September 1.

Grand River Transit, Niagara Falls Transit and Oakville Transit raised fares Friday, July 1.

Barrie Transit raised fares Sunday, May 1.

MiWay raised fares Monday, April 4.

Brampton Transit raised fares Monday, March 28.


2010 fare increases

Burlington Transit raised fares Thursday, April 1, 2010.

GO Transit raised fares Saturday, March 20, 2010.

Barrie Transit raised fares Monday, March 1, 2010.

Guelph Transit raised fares Monday, February 1, 2010.

The TTC raised fares Sunday, January 3, 2010.

The Hamilton Street Railway raised fares Friday, January 1, 2010.


2009 fare increases

Durham Region Transit raised fares Wednesday, July 1, 2009.

GO Transit raised fares Saturday, March 14, 2009.

The Region of Peel’s accessible door-to-door TransHelp service raised its fares Sunday, March 1, 2009.

Brampton Transit raised fares Monday February 16, 2009.

Guelph Transit raised fares Sunday, February 1, 2009.

Mississauga Transit raised the cost of fares Monday, January 26, 2009.

Burlington Transit raised the cost of cash fares, tickets and passes Sunday, January 4, 2009.

Barrie Transit raised the cost of monthly passes Thursday, January 1, 2009.

Oakville Transit raised the cost of adult cash fares Thursday, January 1, 2009.

York Region Transit raised the cost of adult cash fares Thursday, January 1, 2009.


2008 fare increases

Guelph Transit raised fares Sunday, July 6, 2008.

Durham Region Transit raised fares Tuesday, July 1, 2008.

Oakville Transit raised fares Tuesday, July 1, 2008.

GO Transit raised fares Saturday, March 15, 2008.

Mississauga Transit raised all fares Monday, February 25, 2008.

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

The Hamilton Street Railway raised fares Tuesday, January 1, 2008.

Mississauga Transit raised the cost of seniors passes Tuesday, January 1, 2008.

York Region Transit raised fares Tuesday, January 1, 2008.


2007 fare increases

The TTC raised fares Sunday, November 4, 2007.

Durham Region Transit raised all fares Sunday, July 1, 2007.

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

Barrie Transit raised fares Tuesday, May 1, 2007.

Milton Transit raised fares Monday, April 2, 2007.

Mississauga Transit raised fares Monday, February 26, 2007.

Brampton Transit raised fares [Monday, February 5, 2007.

York Region Transit raised fares Monday, January 1, 2007.

Durham Region Transit raised seniors and access fares only Monday, January 1, 2007.