Edmonton Transit will be making changes to most of their fare categories on February 1.
“These adjustments help ETS provide safe and reliable transit service and maintain the vehicle fleet,” the City of Edmonton stated in a public service announcement on Tuesday, January 19.
Council approved this new fare policy in 2019. It’s based on a model of affordability and a person’s ability to pay. This year, there’s a sliding scale being introduced that will provide discounted transit for low-income seniors, including cheaper annual passes, as well as free passes for seniors earning less than $29,069 annually.
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Some of the other changes to Edmonton transit fares include a Senior Ticket (book of 10) increasing from $19 to $19.75, a Senior Multi-pass increasing from $34 to $35, and an Adult Monthly Pass raising from $97 to $100. For every upcoming fare change to Edmonton Transit, visit their website.
Due to COVID-19, the Edmonton Service Centre and all City-operated recreation centres are closed, so many of the passes will need to be mailed. However, there are still retail outlets across the city for anyone who needs to purchase a pass.
The ETS also has a number of programs that provide discounted or free transit passes for anyone who needs additional support.