ETS cash fares are go­ing up start­ing Feb. 1

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Carry an ex­tra 25 cents in your pocket tran­sit rid­ers, as Ed­mon­ton Tran­sit Ser­vice cash fare in­creases will be go­ing up start­ing Feb. 1, ac­cord­ing to a city re­lease.

As part of the 2019-2022 op­er­at­ing bud­get ap­proved by city coun­cil in De­cem­ber 2018, ETS is ad­just­ing the sin­gle cash fare for all bus and LRT rid­ers in the city, which means Ed­mon­to­ni­ans will be pay­ing $3.50 in­stead of the cur­rent $3.25 to ride.

How­ever, the prices for ticket book­lets, monthly and an­nual passes re­mains the same.

“ETS en­cour­ages pas­sen­gers to save money by pur­chas­ing a book­let of 10 tick­ets or a monthly or an­nual pass. The sav­ings can be up­wards of $1 per trip,” says Ed­die Ro­bar, branch man­ager of ETS, in the re­lease.

The re­lease claims that ETS fares for Ed­mon­ton re­main com­pet­i­tive with those in other Cana­dian mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties of a sim­i­lar size.

KEVIN TUONG/STARMETRO ED­MON­TON

Ed­mon­ton Tran­sit Ser­vice sin­gle cash fares will be in­creas­ing by 25 cents on Feb. 1. Pre­vi­ously a sin­gle ride would cost $3.25, it will be $3.50.

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