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Transit fare increase

OC Transpo fares are changing on May 1, 2022. Most fares will increase by an average of 2.5 percent to offset the increased costs of providing transportation. The prices of the EquiPass, Community and Access Passes are frozen for 2022.

Several discounted monthly pass and single-ride fare options are available for eligible customers, including seniors, children, and youth ages 8 to 19, customers on a low income (EquiPass), or customers who receive Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits (Community Pass). No-charge service is also available for seniors 65 and older on Wednesdays and Sundays. Children ages 6 and 7 now also qualify for no-charge child fares. Children up to 7 years old can ride for no charge every day as part of a change piloted for 2022. To check eligibility for reduced fares, visit octranspo.com or call 613-560-5000.

This fare increase reflects Council approval of the 2022 Budget and follows Council direction to delay the 2022 fare increase from January 1, 2022, until one month after Rideau Transit Group and Rideau Transit Maintenance (RTG/RTM) provided the City with the full complement of trains required for revenue service.

For detailed information on fares, customers can visit octranspo.com or call 613-560-5000.

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