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Oakville Transit fares to increase despite property tax increase

December 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Despite a property tax increase of 3.67% in 2013, the Town of Oakville will also see an increase in the price of adult and student tickets and passes.  

The fare increase comes after the Town of Oakville released its 2013 Program Based Performance Measures in which they report that Oakville Transit did not meet expectations with regard to the “on-time delivery of transit services”.

This will significantly increase the cost of using public transportation in and around Oakville as GO Transit has also announced a 35-50 cent increase on all current fares. A one way fare from Oakville-Union Station will increase from $6.85 to $7.30.

Figure 1.1, Transit Fare Increase for 2013

Fare Type

2012 Rate

2013 Rate

% Change

Adult Monthly Pass

$94.00

$99.00

5.3%

Student Monthly Pass

$60.00

$65.00

8.3%

Adult Tickets

$26.50

$27.00

1.9%

Student Tickets

$21.50

$22.00

2.3%

GO Transit Riders

$0.65

$0.70

7.7%

Presto Fare

$2.65

$2.70

1.9%

 

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