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Tuesday December 3rd, 2013

Posted at 9:46am

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If you ride the bus, take note, Transit Windsor fares are set to increase by around 10% on January 1st.

In a resolution approved by Windsor City Council, Monday night, cash fares for adults, seniors and students will jump from $2.50 to $2.75 starting on the first day of January.

Monthly adult transit passes will increase by $8, from $79 to $87, student monthly passes will go up by $5 from $55 to $60 and senior/affordable monthly passes will only increase by $4, from $40 to $44. The new fares for passes will start effective January 15th for the sale of February passes.

Packs of five bus tickets will be increasing also on January 1st, from $10.50 to $11.50 for adults, and from $8 to $9 for students and seniors.

Day passes and family passes, which are based on three-times the cash fare, will be increasing from $7.50 to $8.25.

The tunnel bus cash fare will increase by only fifty cents to $4.50. Tunnel passes will jump from $79 to $87 per month and combo passes will increase to $143.

The fare hikes are expected to pay for a recent increase in fuel costs and Transit Windsor general manager Penny Williams says the additional revenue will be used to maintain the existing system and routes.

Williams says a special meeting on February 3rd will look at improvements to the Transway 1C, Crosstown 2, Lauzon 10 and Transit Windsor’s summer schedule.

Transit Windsor hopes to be able to provide 10 minute service during peak hours on the 1C and the 2.

As for the Lauzon 10, Williams says redundant service in Forest Glade may be removed and Transit Windsor is looking at providing direct service to the WFCU Senior Centre and Twin Oakes, and provide the same schedule year round.

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